The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its August 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly report.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released the August 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly report.
New orders for U.S. manufactured goods in July 2023, down following four consecutive monthly increases, decreased $12.7 billion or 2.1% to $579.4 billion.
The latest research results from the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) show the success of the paper packaging circular economy and continue to confirm that the feedstock used for the production of boxboard and containerboard in Canada is made of primarily recycled content fibres.
The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) reported that for the first half of 2023, pulp exports from Brazil increased by 8.2%, totaling USD 4.1 billion, driven by sales to China and North America (United States and Canada).
Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM) reported a net loss of $17 million, or $(0.26) per diluted share, for the quarter ended July 1, 2023, compared to a net loss of $23 million, or $(0.36) per diluted share, for the prior year quarter.
U.S. boxboard production in Q2 2023 decreased 11% compared to Q2 2022.
The Business Research Company’s global market reports are now updated with the latest market sizing information for the year 2023 and forecasted to 2032
Arctic Paper S.A. expects an EBITDA result for the Q2 2023 in the range of PLN 60-70 million ($14.7- 17.2 million), which is lower than current market estimates. The lower result is due to a significantly lower revenue of PLN 836 million ($205 million); this in turn is due to the general economic slowdown and customers destocking.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q2 2023 Boxboard report.
Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) reported financial results for the second quarter 2023.
International Paper (IP) reported Q2 2023 financial results. Net earnings were $235 million ($0.68 per diluted share), Adjusted operating earnings were $204 million ($0.59 per diluted share).
Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI) today reported its second quarter of 2023 results.
Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) reported Q2 2023 net income of $203 million, or $2.24 per share, and net income of $209 million, or $2.31 per share, excluding special items. Q2 net sales were $2.0 billion in 2023 and $2.2 billion in 2022.
Advance results indicate that total manufacturing sales in Canada decreased 2.1% in June 2023.
Lumber production in Canada decreased 14.9% from March to 4 074.0 thousand m3 in April.
Södra reported second quarter 2023 net sales of SEK 7,322 million (8,953). Operating profit totaled SEK 464 million (2,325), representing an operating margin of 6 percent (26). Return on capital employed was 13 percent (39) and the equity ratio was 61 percent.
Functional coatings, ideally those that do not compromise recyclability, are central to the continued evolution of more sustainable fiber-based packaging. Several major paper companies have already invested to fit high-throughput coating to paper mills, anticipating a continued increase in demand for new lines of value-added products across multiple sectors.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released the May 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 22% in May compared to May 2022.
Brazilian company Suzano (SUZB3) has announced a 4 percent reduction in market pulp production volume for 2023 compared to its nominal capacity and historical volumes.
Suzano, the world’s largest producer of hardwood pulp, and Sofidel, a leading European tissue paper producer, today announced “Together we plant the future”, a landmark three-year pilot project which will advance ecological conservation and restoration, alongside supporting socio-economic development in the Amazon region in Brazil[1].
The Russian packaging sector is facing with the deepest crisis in its modern history, as the ongoing military conflict between Ukraine and Russia and unprecedented sanctions, imposed on the country have resulted in the massive exodus of global packaging producers from the local market and posed a threat of the shortage of packaging in the country.
The first quarter of 2023 has seen a year-on-year decrease of 4.5% in China’s newsprint imports, which totalled 103.1 thousand tons. The value of these imports has fallen by 18.4%, settling at $57.1 million. This contraction correlates with the average price of newsprint, which also witnessed a 14.5% decrease to $554.1 per ton.
Total U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 25% in April 2023 compared to April 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 21% in April compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 1% when compared to March 2023, according to the American Forest & Paper Association.
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Cascades Inc. has reported its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023.
Smurfit Kappa has completed its latest investment project in Poland, resulting in a significant expansion of its Pruszków corrugated plant. The expansion makes the plant Smurfit Kappa’s largest in Poland and one of the most high-tech and modern packaging plants in Europe.
Tiger Group online auction features 2,120 kraft linerboard paper rolls formerly owned by a global broker and distributor of pulp and paper products.
Billerud’s net sales for the Q1 2023 grew by 55% to SEK 11,495 million ($1.1 billion), compared to SEK 7,397 million ($721 million) in Q1 2022.
In January 2023, the imports of wood pellets to Japan expanded 42% year-on-year to 456 thousand tonnes.
In January 2023, the exports of logs from New Zealand expanded 26% year-on-year to 1,184.4 thousand m3.
In the 13th issue of the annual Voith Sustainability Report, Voith provides information on its sustainability activities and progress in fiscal 2021/22. “We want to make a verifiable contribution to the sustainable development of the economy and society.
In December 2022, the average price for wood pellets imported to European Union decreased 6% compared to the previous month at $267 per tonne. This is 51% more than a year ago when it was $177.
Russian plywood exports decreased by 41% to 2 million m3 in 2022. The export value fell by 39% to $1,2 billion.
Europe’s largest tissue trade show, Tissue World Düsseldorf, returns to Europe for the first time in four years at new venue Messe Düsseldorf from 28-30 March with a raft of exciting new product launches, demos and giveaways from its 110+ exhibiting companies, including the likes of IMA TMC, Eczacıbaşı Tüketim Ürünleri, EDT, Giotto Technologies – a Baosuo enterprise company, and more.
Interfor Corporation recorded a net loss in Q4 2022 of $72.2 million, or $1.40 per share compared to net earnings of $3.5 million, or $0.06 per share in Q3 2022 and $69.7 million, or $1.15 per share in Q4 2021.
At the end of January 2023, the Austrian Pfeifer Holding GmbH had completed the acquisition of the Finnish wood processor Pölkky Oy. Petteri Virranniemi has decided to resign as CEO of Pölkky for personal reasons.
In December 2022, the exports of lumber from Sweden to the U.S. surged 105% year-on-year to 132.8 thousand m3
In January 2023, the average price for lumber exported from Brazil slipped 3% compared to the previous month at $279 per m3.
In December 2022, the imports of softwood logs to China decreased 26% year-on-year to 3,053.2 thousand m3.
In December 2022, the imports of sack paper to China soared 60% year-on-year to 18.3 thousand tonnes.
International Paper today reported full-year and Q4 2022 financial results.Q4 2022 net sales were $5,133 billion, compared to $ 5,086 billion in Q4 2021. Full-year 2022 net sales totaled to $21,161 billion, compared to $ 19,363 billion in 2021.
Russian production of wood-based panels falls to level of twelve years ago due to sanctions
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its Q4 2022 U.S. Boxboard report. According to the report, total boxboard production in Q4 decreased 3% compared to Q4 2021, but 2022 production was up 1% when compared to the same 12 months of 2021.
Weyerhaeuser Company reported Q4 2022 net earnings of $11 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion. This compares with net earnings of $416 million, or 55 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.2 billion for the same period last year and net earnings of $310 million for the Q3 2022.
In December, price for logs exported from New Zealand loses 6%
In 2022, Japan’s imports of wood pellets expanded 42% year-on-year to 4.4 million tonnes.
In 2022, China’s imports of wood chips expanded 18% year-on-year to 18.5 million tonnes.

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