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Forest cutting site with stacks of sawlogs ready to ship to the sawmill.

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Weak Lumber Markets Drive Global Sawlog Prices Down 10% from 2022

The Global Sawlog Prices Index (GSPI), a benchmark for worldwide wood pricing, has dipped about 10% from its all-time high in 2022. According to...

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The Potential Impacts of Smurfit WestRock Merger on Competitors

The announced merger between Smurfit Kappa and WestRock has been making waves across the pulp and paper industry. The creation of such a dynamic...

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Graph indicating market pulp capacity by region.

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An Overview of Latin America’s Wave of Greenfield Pulp Projects

Latin America has established itself as a prominent force in the global pulp market, with multiple countries in the region playing a pivotal role....

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Lumber stacked onto pallets ready for transport to sale.

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Canada’s Dwindling Lumber Supply Can't Cover US Demand

The global wood market has seen its share of shifts in recent years. Factors like the pandemic supply chain disruption, Russia’s wood export ban, and...

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ISM Performance Index line graph, 2008 to 2023 Sept.

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Economic Contraction Slows, but Remainder of 2023 Brings Uncertainty

Economic conditions have inched up in several key indicators. But global conflicts and persistent inflation position us on the brink of recessionary...

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Smurfit Westrock merger with their two logos combined.

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How New Company Smurfit WestRock Could Impact Pulp and Paper Suppliers

In early September, Irish firm Smurfit Kappa and US-based WestRock announced their agreement to merge. Together, under the name Smurfit WestRock,...

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Wood chips ready for use at a manufacturing plant.

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With Volatile Global Wood Products Market, How Will Q4 2023 Play Out?

Global wood fiber and related products have experienced ongoing volatility. Economic instability, post-COVID complications, and geopolitical strife...

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Price Changes, Industry Moves and More: Pulp & Paper Q3 2023 Roundup

The pulp and paper industry is a dynamic and ever-evolving sector. Staying informed about price trends, demand patterns, and strategic moves others...

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Harvested logs stacked in the Harz Forest of Germany.

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German Forestry News: Softwood Log Exports Drop 50% in Last 3 Years

Several important forestry updates out of Germany as the country’s softwood log trade shows substantial changes in recent years. This comes on the...

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Exploring Emerging Trends in FBB and SBS

In recent years, the cartonboard industry has witnessed remarkable growth. As the second leading grade after containerboard, cartonboard accounts for...

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Logo of International Sustainable Forestry Coalition on a forested background.

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ISFC Unites Top Global Forestry Companies to Combat Climate Change

A faction of 10 major global forestry firms recently announced the formation of the International Sustainable Forestry Coalition (ISFC). This marks...

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Graph indicating the sum of furnish volume consumed.

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The Growing Tissue Sector in the Middle East: Opportunities and Challenges

The Middle East stands as a prominent birthplace of human civilization, with shared linguistic and religious origins. However, enduring differences...

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