Global Trends
The outlook for the global paper and forest products industry is stable, says Moody's Investors Service. The ratings agency’s outlook reflects expectations that the consolidated operating income of the 46 paper and forest product companies that Moody's rates globally will increase by zero to two per cent over the next 12-18 months.
Data is the lifeblood of business today, and it’s not easy digging through it to uncover insightful, actionable intelligence. That’s one takeaway from a survey of 600 IT decision-makers in large U.S., Canadian and Western European organizations. The “Digitization at Work” report from Xerox shows the move from paper to digital processes is nearly upon us, however, many survey respondents admit they may not be ready for it.
Large hygiene markets and fast growing nonwovens will drive global growth for fluff pulp, according to a new report from Smithers Pira, The Future of Fluff Pulp to 2020.
The industry can expect continued volatility as North American and global lumber markets continue to recover and grow, according to the five-year forecast produced by International Wood Markets Group.
A couple of recent announcements out of Quebec are indicative of wider trends in newspaper publishing.
The renewable attributes of nanocellulose will promote its increased adoption, concludes a new report from Transparency Market Research.
The global paper packaging materials market is expected to reach US$391.17 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.
Canadian companies should learn from the past, and take full advantage of Canada’s great fibre and the talented people working in our industry, says Canfor Pulp's president and CEO Brett Robinson.
Beginning next January, La Presse, a French-language newspaper in Quebec, will cease publishing a print edition for the Monday to Friday papers. Instead, it will provide a free digital edition tailored to tablet computers called La Presse+.
No one has a 360-degree view of the forces that could influence the pulp and paper sector going forward, but the following specialists each offer a unique perspective from their field of expertise. Here are some predictions for various sectors that intersect with pulp and paper production. These forecasts and commentary were presented at recent North American industry events.
Canada's wood products industry is benefiting from the ongoing recovery in the U.S. housing and a weaker Canadian dollar, according to The Conference Board of Canada's latest outlook for Canada's wood products industry.
Activity in mergers and acquisitions among forest products, paper and packaging companies is off to a good start in 2015, according to the Forest, Paper & Packaging Deals Insights Quarterly published by PwC.
World demand for paper and paperboard is forecast to grow to 482 million tons in 2030, but North America will experience shrinking demand, according to Pöyry Management Consulting. This equals an overall increase of 1.1% per year, with...
Holding a printed, corrugated box, Jim Porter told the audience at PaperWeek Canada, “Literally, there is no better product on the planet, as far as I’m concerned, than a fibre-based package.”
Global merger and acquisition activity in the forest, paper and packaging sector in Q4 2014 saw an increase in deal volume and total deal value relative to the third quarter (Q3) of 2014. A total of 34 M&A deals were announced during Q4...

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