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(USA)The value of softwood logs and lumber exported from North America to China reached over 1.6 billion dollars in 2010, which was 150 percent higher than the previous year

and more than ten times as much as in 2006, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly...
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(USA) - International energy pricing agency Argus today launched North American wood chip assessments. This expansion into US and Canadian wood chip pricing complements Argus' coverage of US wood pellet prices and its broader European biomass indexation...rnrn"Argus understands the
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(USA) – Effective Jan.15, 2011, or as contract terms allow, BASF will increase its prices of sizing chemicals, colorants, and polymers for strength, fixation, and water management, for wet end paper chemicals sold into the North American paper market...
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(USA) - (NYSE: OMN) – OMNOVA Solutions’ Specialty Chemicals business today announced a price increase of $0.05 per dry pound for all styrene butadiene emulsion polymers and $0.05 per wet pound for all acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acrylic emulsion polymers. The incre
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(Sweden) - Södra has confirmed that it is maintaining its price for softwood pulp in Europe at USD 950 per tonne...
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We were confident that coated and SC-A prices would soon soon begin a sustained recovery – if not initially due to the supply/demand balance, then then due to machine closures that would then impact the supply/demand balance.
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What was NewPage thinking when the company decided not to increase prices on March 1, but then changed directions and announced an increase on March 10? We offer a couple of possible explanations in this report. - Also, in our Weekly Feature we compare access to health care in the U.S. with access
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That “always darkest before the dawn” thing is the rule in paper pricing. “Need” has no impact on pricing, neither did the Black Liquor credits, and costs are of no consequence (except as costs relate to closures). So the legitimate question, when AbitibiBowater announced a $60/ton coated groundwoo
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We have two new paper updates available: How Weak Are Coated Prices?, and The Thunder Bay Re-Start is Not Additional Capacity for AbitibiBowater. Just scroll down on the home page to reports dated Feb 11.
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Verso Paper announced a price increase for its coated-freesheet papers yesterday, the first sign of life in the U.S. coated market after 10 dismal months.
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(Germany) Effective June 1, 2009 BASF will increase its prices for acrylic acid and acrylic esters (glacial acrylic acid; methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, n-butyl acrylate, 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate) in Europe/Africa/Middle East...
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(USA) The price slide is over for now, proving that even when fiber market spreads are wide it can turn around. Substantial amounts have been added to the costal markets where exports thrive. Since the early and mid-May price postings, exports have led the way...
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(UK) Amid an unexpectedly strong drop in newsprint deliveries and consumption, discussions about market share and prices are intensifying in the UK...
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(India) Faced with the onslaught of cheaper imports, the domestic paper industry — writing, printing and newsprint — could come under severe pressure to cut prices in near future. As of now, the companies have decided to maintain last month’s prices...
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(Canada) Canadian pulpmills and sawmills reduced production in the 1Q as demand for pulp, paper and lumber continued to slump both domestically and in the U.S., a key market for Canada. No province was spared; even pulp-producing companies in the low-cost province of Alberta...
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(Australia) A timber industry analyst says the entire sector will be affected by Gunns' stagnant woodchip price...
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(France) Suppliers of woodfree uncoated paper in France found that ordering had "stabilised at a low level," as one producer put it. As a rule, demand seemed to have fallen sharply in the first quarter compared with the same period last year...
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A lot of folks (buyers, mills, banks, bond-rating agencies, etc.) are trying to make decisions now based partly on where paper prices are headed. So let's help them out with some "crowdsourcing" -- cast your vote!
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If you think prices for coated paper have declined a lot recently, hang on to your hats. A bigger drop may be just around the corner...
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(North America) In North America, the list price for Northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) has slipped to $675/metric ton but the spot-market sales price is an even lower $605, down from $705 in January...
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