Global Trends
Jul. 17, 2017 - Wood fibre costs for pulp mills in the U.S. Northwest have fallen faster than in other region of the U.S. the past year, resulting in a more competitive industry sector, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. Despite the recent price reductions in Washington and Oregon, pulp manufacturers in the southern states continued to have lower wood fibre costs than pulp mills in the Northwest, Northeast and the Lake States in the 1Q/17.
Jun. 21 2017 - Overcapacity remains a major factor in the global outlook for pulp and paper in 2017. Indeed, by the end of the year, global market pulp production will be at an unprecedented all-time high in human history.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017 with prices in North America hitting a 13-year high, Chinese import prices increasing 13 per cent in 18 months and Japanese prices moving modestly higher in Q1 2017, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Jun. 12, 2017 - Pulp production grew 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, totalling 6.32 million tons against 6.02 million in 2016.
Jun. 5, 2017 - Following its strongest showing in three years, production growth in Canada’s wood products industry is expected to moderate significantly in 2017 due to the incoming U.S. trade restrictions on Canadian softwood lumber, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Wood Products Manufacturing Industry.
Mar. 15, 2017 - Bloomberg News is reporting that as the world population ages, sales will consequently increase for absorbent hygiene products, providing “welcome relief” for papermakers who have been impacted by the digital era.
Mar. 1, 2017 - Predicting product trends can be tricky, especially now when social media can so quickly influence buying decisions. But demographics tell us that the “greying population” is inevitable, and companies must plan for this sweeping change.
Feb. 6, 2017 - Hardwood fibre prices have slowly turned around this year with the HFPI price index being up 5.6 per cent from the 1Q/16 to the 3Q/16, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Jan. 24, 2017 - Canadian paper producers are very active in the tissue sector right now, investing capital and marketing efforts to expand their share of the tissue and towel market.
Jan. 10, 2017 - A recent report from Global Market Insights estimates the coated paper market share will witness gains by CAGR of 4.2 per cent, valuing more than US$57 billion by the end of 2024.
Jan. 3, 2017 - According to a recent research report by Global Market Insights, the rising paper and pulp industry will be a major driver for the global hydrogen peroxide market size in the upcoming year, which is forecast to grow at more than 5 per cent, reaching $6.39 billion by 2024.
Dec. 19, 2016 - A new Interpol report underlines the scale of criminal activity tied to the forestry sector and the importance of coordinating anti-corruption efforts to protect forests.
Dec. 19, 2016 - Global production of market pulp continues to go up and was 3.5 per cent higher during the first eight months of this year than it was during the same period in 2015, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Dec. 13, 2016 - A new research report by Global Market Insights finds the specialty pulp and paper chemicals market size is set to exceed US$31 billion by 2024.
Biorefining in Canada has moved from the talking and testing phase to the production phase. Five Canadian pulp companies are producing biochemicals or biofuels, and several more are in the construction phase of bioproducts projects.

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