Archive for the ‘PULP Inc’ Category

Two pieces of news. One involves a pulp and paper giant and the other an industry association. Both are lobbying government to further their interests.
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Useless: FAO report on new pulp mills

Posted: 14 November 2006 in FAO, PULP Inc

The FAO recently published a survey of pulp and paper capacities between 2005 and 2010. The survey is based on figures “from correspondents in many countries.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? (I’m assuming that like me, you’re trying to wrap your head around where the pulp and paper industry is likely to go next.)

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Metso Investor Magazine has an interview with Pöyry vice president Tuomo Niemi. The article notes that according to the FAOSTAT database, in 1994 world production of pulp was 178 million tons. By 2004, the figure had increased to 189 million tons. That’s an increase of about one million tons a year. Metso estimates that about 2.5 million tons of new pulp capacity is “needed” each year.

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Fast wood growth rates

Posted: 20 September 2006 in Globalisation, PULP Inc, Stora Enso

One of the reasons why the pulp industry is expanding so rapidly in the Global South is that trees grow faster there. Here are some growth rate comparisons for different countries:

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