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

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U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5% in July 2017, compared to July 2016. This is the 11th consecutive year-over-year decrease following a modest fractional increase in August 2016. All four printing-writing grade categories posted year-over-year shipment declines in July. Total printi...
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Peruvian timber exports down 8% in May

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In May 2017 Peruvian timber exports totalled $47.8 million (FOB) an almost 8% drop compared to May 2016, ITTO reported.Of the total export value in May, China continued as the main export destination with May 2017 exports climbing almost 11% compared to May last year. China accounts for around half ...
August 18, 2017

U.S. packaging papers shipments increased by 4.7% in July

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U.S. packaging papers shipments in July 2017 were 230,900 tons, 4.7% higher than July 2016, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported.Bag & Sack shipments were up 6.1% year-to-date, while food wrapping shipments were down 9.5% over the same period. The operating rate for July 2017 ...
August 18, 2017

Malaysia’s wood product exports rose 6.8% in January-May 2017

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Malaysia’s wood product exports rose 6.8% to RM9.75 billion ($2.3 billion) in the first five months of this year compared to the same period a year ago, as ITTO reported.The timber industry was one of the major contributors to national export earnings recording between RM20 billion ($4.7 billion) an...
August 16, 2017

Norway's roundwood sales decreased by 9%

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Norway's roundwood sales decreased by 9% from the 2Q 2016 to the 2Q 2017, while the average timber price rose by 8%. Forest owners obtained NOK 348 ($43.8) per cubic metre of timber; an increase of NOK 27 ($3.4), as Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyra) reported.A total of 2.7 million cubic met...
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