U.S. containerboard production in June 2021 increased 9% compared to June 2020. It was up five percent when compared to the same six months of 2020. June 2021 production of containerboard for export decreased 15% compared to the same month last year; it was down 25% year-to-date.

U.S. boxboard production in June 2021 remained essentially flat (-0.1%) compared to June 2020. It was also essentially flat (-0.2%) when compared to the same six months of 2020. The boxboard operating rate was 92.7%, down 1.0 points from June 2020 and essentially flat (+0.4 pts.) year-to-date.

Junnikkala to launch the construction of a modern sawmill unit in Oulu, Finland. Euro 70 million investment will be the biggest investment in Junnikkalas’ history. This investment will lead to a significant increase in the export of timber products.

The Swedish gross felling remained high during 2020 and amounted to just over 93.3 million m3 standing volume, according to preliminary statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. This is a small increase compared to 2019.

UK’s waste wood exports reduced from 190,000 tonnes in 2019 to 92,000 tonnes in 2020, but imports increased from 20,000 tonnes in 2019 to 82,000 tonnes last year. The total amount of waste wood collected in 2020 was 4,050,000 tonnes, approximately 10% lower than in 2019 when it was 4.5 million tonnes.

Mikhail Shamolin, President of Segezha Group (a Sistema company), and Arthur Parfenchikov, Head of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, signed a letter of intent for the implementation of the “Segezha West PPM Construction Project”. The investments are estimated at RUB 178 billion ($2.4 billion).