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  • Softwood log imports to China slowed in the 4Q/14

    Etiketter: Wood
    Softwood log imports to China slowed in the 4Q/14, but 2014 was still a record year with the import value surpassing 5.4 billion dollars, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. China is the largest importer of logs in the world and although the log shipments to the country slowed in the 4Q of last year, import volumes reached a new record high in 2014, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The import cost of softwood logs in the 4Q/14 was seven percent below the prices seen in the 4Q/13 with the costs for logs from New Zealand and the US having fallen the most. / WRI Ltd
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  • Year-end Report 2014

    Etiketter: Pappersprodukter omger oss varje dag
    In 2014 SCA delivered its highest profit before tax ever and good organic sales growth. We increased our operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability, by SEK 1,468m. We achieved this thanks to the continued work with our strategic priorities – growth, innovation, and efficiency. During the year SCA strengthened its cooperation with the Chinese company Vinda, in which SCA is the majority shareholder, by transferring its hygiene operations in China, Hong Kong and Macau to Vinda. We also continued our successful innovation work and introduced about thirty innovations and product launches under the Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Saba, Tempo, TENA and Tork brands, among others. Our work on achieving increased cost efficiency continues. / SCA
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  • Falling fuel prices lift log exports

    Etiketter: Wood
    Prices and demand for New Zealand’s main forestry export, raw logs, fell during the year when China put the brakes on the trade. / Timberbiz
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  • New China packaging machinery report released

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    In 2013, China manufactured 109,800 sets of packaging equipment, up 13.46% year on year, generating total revenue of RMB27.095 billion, a jump of 7.75% from a year earlier. The industry's total revenue presented a CAGR of 16.38% during 2007-2013. The development of industries like food packaging, pharmaceutical packing and household chemicals packaging will conduce to strong growth momentum of packaging machinery industry. / Pulppapernews
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  • SCA’s transfer of Chinese hygiene business to Vinda approved

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    SCA’s, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, and the majority shareholder in China’s third-largest tissue company, Vinda International Holdings Limited (“Vinda”), agreement with Vinda to transfer its hygiene business in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) has today been approved by the independent shareholders of Vinda. / SCA
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  • The Beetles have arrived from China

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Department of Agriculture is working to eradicate three exotic beetles that have been detected in timber pallets imported from China. / Timberbiz
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  • The downward trend in Australian wood chip exports was broken in 2013

    Etiketter: Wood
    The downward trend in Australian wood chip exports was broken in 2013 thanks to increased chip demand from Chinese pulpmills; China surpassed Japan as the major destination in the 1Q/14, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Australia, one of the world’s largest wood chip exporters, increased its chip shipments in 2013 after a ten-year low in 2012, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. In the 1Q/14, total exports were close to the highest since 2010 thanks to high demand from China. Chinese pulp mills imported almost 30% of their hardwood chip import volume from Australia during the first three months of 2014. / Wood Resources International
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  • SCA publishes Annual Report and Sustainability Report

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    In the Annual Report, President and CEO of SCA Jan Johansson had the following comments: “In 2013, we strengthened our position as a leading global hygiene and forest products company and displayed a strong performance in terms of our strategic priorities: growth, innovation and efficiency. We became the majority shareholder in the Chinese tissue company Vinda during the year. Our extensive efficiency programs delivered according to plan and we can reflect back on a year of favorable sales growth and improved profitability.” / SCA
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  • China imported logs and lumber for a record nine billion dollars in 2013

    Etiketter: Wood
    China imported logs and lumber for a record nine billion dollars in 2013, with North America, Russia and New Zealand being the major suppliers, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Importation of logs and lumber to China reached a new record in 2013 with lumber imports being up 19% and log imports increasing 23% from 2012, as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly. North America, Russia and New Zealand were the major supplying countries, but Sweden, Finland, Ukraine, Chile and Australia saw the biggest increases in market share. / Wood Resources International
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  • The acceptance period for the Chinese company Vinda starts today

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    The complete prospectus for SCA’s public cash offer for the Chinese tissue company Vinda is being published and distributed today. In connection herewith, the acceptance period for Vinda’s shareholders is commenced. / SCA
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