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|US Demand for Softwood Lumber is Forecasted to Increase in the Next|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-27-2018 19:31:26
Seattle, WA -- US softwood lumber demand is expected to continue its upward trajectory
from the lows of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, reaching an all-time high by mid 2020s, according to a newly released US Lumber Outlook Study by ForestEdge LLC and
Wood Resources International LLC (USLOS2018). In the study’s base case scenario,
lumber consumption in the end-use category “Non-Residential Construction” is forecasted
to grow the fastest and increase its share of softwood lumber consumption from 11% in
2016 to 14% by 2030.
|UPM Interim Report Q1/2018: UPM continues to grow earnings - Strong customer demand in all businesses|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-26-2018 13:13:11
Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO, comments on Q1 results: "Commercially the first quarter was excellent. Customer demand was strong and we succeeded in increasing sales prices in all businesses, practically in all products. With this we were able to expand our margins and recover the impact of clearly higher input costs.
|UPM Paper ENA to be renamed UPM Communication Papers|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-26-2018 13:06:19
Helsinki, April 26, 2018 - UPM Paper Europe and North America (ENA) business area will be renamed UPM Communication Papers as of 26 April 2018. The new name underlines the industry focus and global reach of the business area. It further highlights UPM's long-term commitment to sustaining its global graphic paper business, building on the view that paper will continue to be an important part of the media mix in the publishing industries and business communication.
|SCA Interim Report Q1 2018 - Net Sales Up 11%|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-26-2018 20:07:31
SCA Interim Report Q1 2018 Net sales increased 11% to SEK 4,400m (3,972). Sales growth was mainly related to higher prices in the industrial units. EBITDA rose 47% to SEK 1,175m (797). The improvement in EBITDA was mainly related to higher prices in Wood, Pulp and Kraftliner, and an improved market and product mix.
|UPM continues to grow in the global label paper business|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-26-2018 20:00:09
Helsinki, April 26, 2018 -- As the world leader in label papers, UPM continues to grow in the attractive release liner segments to support its customers globally. Steady growth is expected to continue in all markets driven by favourable economic conditions and strong increase in specialty paper demand for labelling, packaging and e-commerce as well as in medical and hygiene applications.
|International Paper Reports First Quarter 2018 Earnings|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-26-2018 19:44:30
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 26, 2018 -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) reported first quarter 2018 net earnings attributable to International Paper of $729 million ($1.74 per diluted share) compared with $1.5 billion ($3.50 per diluted share) in the fourth quarter of 2017 and net earnings of $209 million ($0.50 per diluted share) in the first quarter of 2017.
|Stora Enso’s first quarter 2018 operational EBIT higher than expected at EUR 369 million|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-13-2018 20:22:10
Stora Enso’s operational EBIT for the first quarter of 2018 was approximately EUR 369 million. This is well above the earlier guidance for the Q1 2018 operational EBIT. Sales for the first quarter of 2018, amounting to approximately EUR 2 579 million, were similar to the fourth quarter 2017 sales of EUR 2 511 million. The result was better than expected, mainly due to:
|The Global Sawlog Price Index has increased by 9.8% during 2017, with|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-12-2018 20:27:09
Seattle, WA -- In the 4Q/17, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose one percent from
the previous quarter to reach just over $76/m3. This was the fourth consecutive quarterover-quarter rise, with the GSPI being up 9.8 percent in one year. Sawlog prices have gone up universally in US dollar terms in 2017, with the biggest growth occurring in Eastern Europe, the Nordic countries and in Western North America, while the price movements have been more modest in the US South, Latin America and Oceania.
|Essity restructures in Spain|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-05-2018 20:31:58
To further increase efficiency, Essity is restructuring its Consumer Tissue production in Spain. These measures are aligned with the company’s strategy to optimize the production footprint to increase cost and capital efficiency and further increase value creation in the Consumer Tissue business area.
|Modest increases in wood fiber costs and a substantial rise in market pulp|
Walden-Mott Corp. 04-02-2018 20:29:40
Seattle, WA -- Pulp manufacturers in many countries have seen their wood fiber costs go
up during 2017, with the biggest increases in US dollar terms occurring in Western North
America, Europe, Russia and Australia, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
The Global Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) increased for the third consecutive quarter
to reach $89.08/odmt in the 4Q/17, 4.0% higher than in the same quarter in 2016.