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A rescue plan for Canada's forest industry

To say that times are tough in the Canadian forestry sector is a gross understatement. With the U.S. housing collapse and global financial services meltdown, the sector has lost 50,000 jobs and more than 250 mills over the past two years.

Graphic paper demand Europe down

Wood fibre costs down in the US

New Zealand expands sawlog exports

US Black liquor subsidies worries sector

A federal program intended to promote the use of renewable fuels is instead encouraging U.S. paper companies to pursue some rather "un-green" practices, such as substituting virgin pulp for recycled pulp.

Vietnam to supply China and Japan with wood chips

Canadian woodchip prices down

Largest drop in fibre prices

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Global Wood Fiber Prices in Q4 2008 Experienced the Largest Drop in over 20 Years: Wood Resource Quarterly

US Wood Chip Market

Static wood chip prices in Australia

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Domino effect expected from static woodchip price

Posted Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:00pm AEDT; Updated Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:18pm AEDT

The industry has described the price as disappointing. (ABC News: David Hudspeth)

A timber industry analyst says the entire sector will be affected by Gunns' stagnant woodchip price.

The Tasmanian timber company has informed the Australian Stock Exchange it has been unable to negotiate an increase in its woodchip price with Japanese buyers this year.


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by Dr. Radut