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West Fraser reports operating earnings in Q1 2018 increased by 44.8% YoY to $265 million

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West Fraser increased operating earnings in Q1 2018 by 44.8% YoY to $265 million, company reported. The sales have grown up 14.8% to $1,364 million.The lumber segment generated operating earnings of $189 million (Q4-17 - $232 million) and Adjusted EBITDA of $282 million (Q4-17 - $258 million). Accor...
April 23, 2018

U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 5% in March

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U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5% in March 2018, compared to March 2017. U.S. purchases of printing-writing papers decreased 7% in March. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2Q from February 2018, as the American Forest & Paper Association reportedImports of ...
April 11, 2018

WTO establishes two panels to rule on US lumber duties

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At the request of Canada, the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed on 9 April to establish two panels to examine Canada’s complaints regarding anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by the United States on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, WTO announced.Canada recalled that on 27 Ma...
April 10, 2018

U.S. wood pellets exports surge to 476.3 thousand tonnes in February

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In February, U.S. wood pellets exports have surged 85.0% YoY to 476.3 thousand tonnes, and value has grown by 50.3%, according to the USDA. The exports prices have declined 18.8% to $133 a tonne.The exports to United Kingdom, the main consumer of wood pellets from U.S., increased by 94.9% to 339.7 t...
April 10, 2018

Xylexpo 2018 trade fair will be attended by 420 companies, 18 thousand visitors expected

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The 2018 edition of Xylexpo is going to be a milestone in the 50-year success story of the event: the area has been virtually sold out for a few weeks now and, with the addition of a fourth hall, the exhibition will get close to 35 thousand net square meters, a significant progress from 29,189 in th...
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