Global Trends
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...
The revival of the softwood fiber-based forest industry in the Nordic countries has been especially noticeable in 2014, with investment plans of US$3 billion dollars in pulp, bio-energy and biomaterials, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly...
How elegant can a beverage cup made of a paper material be? Iggesund Paperboard wanted to test the limits of what is possible and decided to create a large, decorative cup with a double-walled construction. The double-walled construction means...
As mail volumes continue to erode, the Canada Post segment of the Canada Post Group of Companies reported an operating loss of $269 million for 2013. Transaction mail volumes have fallen 30% per address since they began to decline in 2007.
A depreciating Canadian dollar is generally credit positive for Canadian companies, says Moody's Investors Service. The industrial sectors that are benefitting the most from the Canadian dollar's decline to $0.90 are exploration and production...
Canadian forest and paper companies are turning the corner and returning to profitability, according to PwC's Global Forest and Paper Industry Net Earnings Summary for the quarter ending December 31, 2013.
The slow growth expected in developed economies, exchange rate volatility and rising costs have dampened CEOs’ outlook for next year. Only about half of the forest, paper and packaging sector CEOs (54%) expect to see growth in their...
Some key producers of bleached softwood kraft pulp (BSKP) have announced higher March 1 prices for China, following US$10/tonne increases in February, and Canadian and European northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) producers may also follow,...
Canadian sawmills produced 22.726 bbf of softwood lumber in the 11 months of 2013 – an increase of 5.4% year-over-year from 21.569 bbf.
Wood fiber costs for pulp mills fell in both North America and Latin America in the 4Q/12 because of weaker pulp markets and an increased supply of sawmill chips, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Lower pulp prices during last summer and an...
Preliminary results from PwC's Net Earnings Summary for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 indicate that most Canadian forest and paper companies have posted improved results for the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, but most...

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