Global Trends
August 6, 2019 – Packaging solutions have delivered greater value over the past five years, indicates a new research study by research and consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
July 18, 2019 – Paper advocacy group Two Sides says it has worked with over 400 companies around the world to remove environmental claims such as "go green – go paperless" and "save trees" from their messaging. 
July 12, 2019 – The cost of wood fibre for the world’s pulp industry has trended upward for over two years because of higher demand and a tightening regional supply of wood fibre, according to a new report by Wood Resources Quarterly. 
June 25, 2019 – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its monthly reports on containerboard, boxboard, packaging and specialty papers, and printing-writing grades for May 2019, citing decreases in production and/or shipments across all categories. 
June 19, 2019 – The results of a new survey commissioned by paper advocacy group Two Sides reveal that the North American public largely believes in the use of paper products, but that it has some misconceptions about the pulp and paper industry.
June 14, 2019 – Wood Resources International has reported that global pulp shipments are down 4.1 per cent in Q1 2019 over Q1 2018 in the latest issue of Wood Resource Quarterly.
May 9, 2019 – Prices for pulplogs and wood chips moved up slightly in the U.S. in Q1/19 while they were unchanged or slightly lower in Canada, as compared to Q4/18, according to the latest issue of the North American Wood Fiber Review.
May 8, 2019 – As always, supply and demand of pulp, paper and cardboard products are in flux.
April 22, 2019 – Wood Resource Quarterly has released highlights from its Q4 2018 market report, citing that in early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014.
April 22, 2019 – Global softwood lumber trade fell seven per cent in 2018, U.S. lumber prices took a roller coaster ride and China’s wood demand slowed in the 2H/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
March 22, 2019 – Moody's Investor Service has changed its outlook for the global paper, packaging and forest products industry to negative.
February 7, 2019 – For years, Styrofoam and plastic have been the industry default for food packaging.
January 18, 2019 – Exports of B.C. pulp and paper products rose by 22 per cent in 2018, according to BC Stats using data from Statistics Canada.
December 12, 2018 – A new report on the global paper, packaging and forest products industry compiled by Moody’s Investor Service says the outlook for next year has been changed to stable from positive, based on lower-than-expected earnings.
October 5, 2018 – I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new editor of Pulp & Paper Canada. I’m joining the magazine at what seems like a pivotal time, with plant optimization – whether via openings, closures or new technology – at the forefront of an industry that is adapting to fit a changing consumer landscape.
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