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Issue date: 
June 24th, 2011

North America supply a risk to NZ

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15 June 2011

Russian Federation expects further co-op with China

The Sakha Republic had signed several documents on cooperation with China focusing mainly on timber extraction and processing but the two sides were also discussing joint oil and gas exploration projects according to China Daily last week.
Yegor Borisov said the focus of these documents was mainly on "China is eyeing construction of a sea transport corridor via the Sakha Republic and the Arctic Ocean, while Russian republics which wanted to establish links with Europe are also interested in the project," Borisov said.

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June 17th, 2011

Updates from Miramichi

The Miramichi region of New Brunswick was hit hard when the forestry sector collapsed. For a time last year, there wasn’t a single mill left operating on the Miramichi.

Here is the current state of the Miramichi mills:

UPM-Kymmene mill

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Jun 8, 2011

Timber Sales Show Signs of Recovery in May

Finland, Jun 8, 2011 - The forest industry purchased 2 million cubic metres of timber from private forests in May. The volume more than doubled from April.

All timber grades are in demand, but there's a particular need for more sawlogs, which are needed to keep sawmills up and running.

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June 5, 2011

The price for chip-boards in Russia grew by 25.4%

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June 01, 2011

Better access to forest products price information

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May 26, 2011

Global Forest Industry CEOs See Positive Future

Montreal, Canada, May 26, 2011 – Forest products industry CEOs from around the world see an important opportunity ahead as a more competitive and significantly transformed industry emerges from the recent global economic downturn. This assessment came at the conclusion of International Council of Forest and Paper Associations’ (ICFPA) 5th Global CEO Roundtable, a meeting of industry leaders from around the world which took place today in Montreal, Canada.

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04 May 2011

The production of OSB boards in Karelia is approved as a priority project

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May 4, 2011

Forest Industry Production Continues to Grow in Finland – Cost Developments are Eroding Competitiveness

Finland , May 4, 2011 - “The forest industry's production has recovered both from the recession and the structural changes."

"The industrial policy decisions included in the coming Programme for Government will largely decide how profitable Finnish mills can be in international competition,” says Timo Jaatinen, Director General of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

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May 2, 2011

Forestry industry maps out a greener, more sustainable future

EDMONTON - Canada’s forestry industry has been under the gun this decade, facing devastating beetle damage, softwood-lumber tariff battles with the U.S. and attention from environmental groups over logging practices and pollution.


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