New Record High for Globally Traded Wood Chips in 2016 with the Pacific Rim Accounting for 70% of Total Imports Followed by Finland, Sweden and Turkey
Over the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion of pulp capacity in China. By far the two largest importing countries are China and Japan, followed by Finland, Sweden and Turkey.
Daio Paper, Japan’s leading tissue manufacturer, invests into the tissue production development at its production site in Japan. According to the announcement, the company placed an order with Voith for a new state-of-the-art XcelLine tissue machine.
New Zealand’s forestry sector is experiencing a period of strong returns fuelled by a combination of steady Chinese demand, restrictions in export markets on native-forest harvesting, low shipping costs, a local building boom and a supportive NZ dollar.
Timber REIT, Rayonier Inc. is expanding its presence through timberlands acquisitions in the U.S. South coastal Atlantic markets.
Global trade of softwood lumber has gone up 66 percent in seven years, while lumber prices have fallen substantially over the same time-period, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly
Top-10 importers of wood pellets from Russia in November 2016
Fibria Celulose S.A. s chart and data analysis indicates that the stock price has dropped -6.99% in the past 12 Weeks.
The Hancock Timber Resource Group has completed the acquisition of approximately 25,000 acres of timberlands in Alabama from Rayonier Inc.
Growing raw log exports mean almost 5,000 lost employment opportunities.