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  • Exportation of logs and lumber from North America to China fell by 17%

    Etiketter: Wood
    The demand for wood products in China fell in 2012, and as a consequence, exportation of logs and lumber from North America was down 17 percent from the previous year to 2.1 billion dollars, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite this decline, timberland owners in the US and lumber companies in Canada have greatly benefited from China’s increased wood consumption the past five years. Subscribe to the newsletter at the web site of Wood Resources International. / WRI
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  • Log imports to China from New Zealand and the US were up 26 percent

    Etiketter: Wood
    Log imports to China were off to a slow start in 2012 but in the second half of the year, shipments picked up with New Zealand and the US gaining the biggest market shares, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The Chinese domestic log market also heated up, with log prices reaching record high levels. The full article can be read when you subscribe on the web site. / Wood Resource Quarterly
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  • Bamboo industry, science and technology innovation to improve competitiveness, value-added products

    Etiketter: Wood
    Although bamboo products have been widely used in construction, furniture, paper, food, textile, chemical industry more than 10 areas, but generally speaking, China's bamboo industry is still relatively low degree of industrialization, resources and more extensive operational level, most of bamboo industry production of small-scale processing enterprises, the low level of technical equipment, production technology is relatively backward. / Searcharticles
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  • Too small Swedish presence in Asia

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    The paper industry is facing challenges as global volumes of printing paper are in steady decline. New capacities of paper grades, including premium and liquid packaging board, are coming on stream in China – this is likely to make exports to China from Europe increasingly diffcult, according to Peter Lennhag, Asia Pacific Executive Advisors. / Papernet
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  • Illegal wood found in Chinese hands

    Etiketter: Wood
    The preservation of the world's forests is in China's hands according to an environmental campaign group that is accusing the biggest wood importer and consumer of fuelling the illegal timber trade. / Timberbiz
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  • South Korea and Japan will become large importers of pellets and energy chips

    South Korea and Japan will become large importers of pellets and energy chips in the coming decade, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Both Japan and South Korea intend to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and increasingly rely on renewable energy in the future. As a consequence, both countries will increase their importation of wood pellets and energy chips from other countries in Asia and from North America in the coming years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Fill in a subscription at the web site in order to read the full article. / Wood Resource Quarterly
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  • Chile and Brazil have began to supply Eucalyptus chips to Chinese pulp mills

    Chile and Brazil have began to supply Eucalyptus chips to Chinese pulp mills; however Japan continues to be the major destination for Latin American wood chips, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. / Wood Resource Quarterly
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  • UPM grows in China

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    UPM takes further steps to reshape its business portfolio and expands in profitable growth businesses in Asia. The company will increase its presence in the attractive Asian paper segments and strengthen its position in the label materials value chain by building a new woodfree speciality paper machine at its Changshu mill in China. /UPM-Kymmene
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  • China log and lumber imports down

    China’s demand for logs and lumber fell in late 2011 and early 2012 because of their slowing housing market. However, over the past ten years, importation of wood products has increased dramatically, as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly (www.woodprices.com). Lately, North American log and lumber exporters have increased their market share in China at the expense of exporters in Russia and New Zealand. / Woodoprices.com
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  • SCA increases its ownership in Vinda

    SCA has decided to acquire an additional 5 percent of the shares in the leading Chinese tissue company Vinda. The purchase price is around 600 MSEK. / SCA
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