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(Algeria) The Algerian paper industry is facing a structural crisis, a shrinking share in the local market, as well as a decreasing productivity since few years ago. So the state-owned companies specialized in paper industry and printing in Algeria are facing a real trouble...
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(USA) The global wood pellet industry has developed remarkably fast, evolving from being practically non-existent 15 years ago to being an important wood fiber consumer which is increasingly competing with pulp and wood-panel industry for wood raw-material...
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(USA) America's newspaper industry has been badly hit by the downturn, and a number of titles face closure. The latest casualty is the venerable San Francisco Chronicle, whose owners on Wednesday announced they were planning to cut a "significant" number of jobs to meet...
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(India) The domestic starch manufacturers have heaved a sigh of relief as surge of demand from the end users has boosted the market sentiments over the last one month. The industry players are optimistic about the sustainability of the demand and said that prices of starch...
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(Vietnam) According to the Vietnam Industrial Packing Paper Association, 80% of its member companies have halted production, or cut down productivity by between 40-60% since the fourth quarter of 2008. It is because the import industrial paper has become very cheap, thus bringing...
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(USA)"This country was once a large exporter of paper products. Those days are gone," Bell said. "The industry has over-capacity. Some of the facilities that have been shut over the past year or two, for that matter, will never reopen."...
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(Canada) The B.C. forest industry, which turned in one of the world’s worst performances in 2006, is on the verge of a historic transformation as pulp and lumber production gives way to bioenergy, one of the province’s leading industry consultants said Thursday...
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(India) At a time when most industry verticals in India are reeling under the impact of the global economic downturn, the domestic printing paper industry has continued to maintain its stronghold. So far, the adverse effect of the financial meltdown has been marginal on the paper...
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(UK) -Converters in the UK have limited demand for recovered paper because of weak order intake within the paper industry. The British economy is having a noticeable impact on paper suppliers' order books and on collection volumes...
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(India) Government has also decided to increase the ad rates paid by various government agencies, through the department of advertising and visual publicity, by 15%. In addition to it, the report says, the discount of 15% will also be removed, effectively raising DAVP ad rates by 30%...
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(Germany) In the graphic recycled paper segment in Germany market players report that capacity utilisation is still satisfactory. The market situation of recycled paper is said to be still better compared with quite a few other segments, firstly because demand for "green" paper...
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(USA) RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today predicted that the Pacific Rim woodchip trade -- already at record levels in 2008 -- will expand even further by 12% to more than 19 million BDMT by 2013...
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Fitch Ratings has said that the worsening macroeconomic environment will weigh on the European paper & forest products (EPFP) industry in 2009. The credit outlook for the sector is negative...
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(Canada) A new report released today identifies a number of environmental recommendations that if implemented would help reposition Canada's ailing pulp and paper industry for success. The report from Markets Initiative...
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(Canada) Canada's beleaguered pulp and paper industry is failing to take advantage of market demand for eco-paper, according to Markets Initiative's 2009 trend report...
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(USA) Newsprint consumption by U.S. daily newspapers fell last year by 16.3%, to 5.245 million tonnes, down from 6.265 million tonnes in 2007. Somewhat less depressed was total U.S. newsprint consumption, which dropped last year by 13.8% year over year, to 6.758 million tonnes.
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(USA) The struggles of the newspaper industry are cutting into the core business at Longview’s Norpac newsprint plant, but the company is trying to “book” other business to compensate. U.S. demand for newsprint — the paper newspapers are printed on — dropped 20.2 percent in October...
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(USA) Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Packaging industry is available in its catalogue...
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(Czech Republic) Czech paper and cardboard output decreased by 8% year-on-year to 716,378 tonnes in Q1-Q3 2008, the Czech pulp and paper industry association AÄŒPP said...
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(China) China's newsprint output in December fell 10.8% from a year earlier to 314,000 metric tons, according to data issued Thursday by the National Bureau of Statistics.
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