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Issue date: 
January 4, 2010

Global softwood lumber markets were mixed in 2009 - up in China and Africa, while slow in the US

(SkyNewswire.com)--- Seattle, USA. Softwood lumber markets continued to be weak in Japan and the US during the 3Q/09, but have improved in Europe and, surprisingly, northern Africa, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.

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January 04, 2010

New Zealand 2010: Timber shortage expected to bump up prices by 10%

The cost of building timber will rise by up to 10 per cent from next month due to a severe supply shortage and booming international demand for New Zealand pine.

Tough times for the forest products industry!

A report published Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that the Canadian forest and paper industry lost $632 million in the third quarter of 2009, exceeding the $552 million reported in the same quarter of 2008.

Issue date: 
November 27, 2009

Chile Copec 9-month profit down 43.3 pct yr/yr

SANTIAGO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Chilean industrial conglomerate Copec COP.SN said on Friday its nine-month profit tumbled 43.3 percent from a year ago, but its businesses were recovering from the worst of the global financial crisis.

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November 24, 2009

Taiga Building Products Ltd. Announces Leadership Succession Plan

BURNABY, BC, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - Taiga Building Products Ltd. ("Taiga" or the "Company") The Board of Directors of Taiga announced today that they have appointed the next generation of Taiga's Executive Vice Presidents, effective January 1, 2010.

Trent Balog will step into the role of Executive Vice President, Operations; Kevin Bradshaw will assume the role of Executive Vice President, Supply Management; and Grant Sali will move into the role of Executive Vice President, Allied Products and Treated Wood Products.
Issue date: 
November 24, 2009

Size matters: B.C. lumber sales to China suffer - B.C. not cutting export wood to lengths that the Chinese prefer

SHANGHAI — British Columbia has only a small slice of the growing Chinese lumber market because most forest companies are shipping lumber cut to North American — not Chinese — specifications.

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November 20, 2009

Russian pulp and paper market to revive not earlier than in 2010

According to intermediate results, Russian timber industry remains unprofitable – in the first half of

Issue date: 
November 19, 2009

Updated softwood lumber market outlook for the US


Private Chinese Company Looks At Kitimat and MacKenzie Mills

Japan- BC Forest Minister Pat Bell says he has signed a memo of understanding with a private Chinese company to look at the books of the Mackenzie and Kitimat Pulp mill.

Indonesia: Industrial forest output to increase 36 percent

The supply of logs from the country's industrial forest (HTI) is expected to rise by 36 percent to 18.5 million cubic meters next year with the issuance of more forest development licenses, a director at the forestry ministry said.


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