Category Archives: Reports

Mexico’s tissue paper exports skyrocket to $8.4M with 53% surge

In August 2023, the amount of toilet or facial tissue stock, towel and similar paper exported from Mexico soared to 6K tons, surging by 57% compared with the previous month. Over the period under review, exports, however, saw a deep slump. In value terms, tissue paper exports skyrocketed to $8.4M (IndexBox estimates) in August 2023. […]

Weyerhaeuser to enhance southern timberlands portfolio

Weyerhaeuser Company recently announced it has entered into two distinct agreements with Forest Investment Associates to divest approximately 69,600 acres in Upstate South Carolina for $170 million, and to purchase approximately 60,700 acres of high-quality timberlands in Coastal North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi for $163 million. Key attributes of the transaction: Adding high-quality timberlands […]

Sappi Europe to increase prices for Fine papers by 7-10% from January 2024

In an effort to address ongoing cost inflation Sappi Europe will increase prices for its Fine Paper grades by 7-10% from January 2024. This increase is necessary to maintain viability of Sappi’s business, the actual amount will depend on the product and market circumstances. Sappi Europe remains fully committed to serving the printing business and […]

US printing-writing paper shipments down 15 percent in October 2023

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) published the October 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 15% in October compared to October 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 30% in September compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when […]

Westrock Coffee reports 3Q profit loss

Little Rock, Ark. (November 9, 2023) – Westrock Coffee Company (Nasdaq: WEST) (“Westrock Coffee” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023. Scott T. Ford, CEO and Co-founder stated, “Our third quarter performance was a mix of positives and negatives, the most important, unfortunately, being the rapid fall […]

WestRock Co (WRK) Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results

WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) announces a net income of $110 million for Q4, with adjusted net income at $210 million. Net sales reached $5.0 billion in Q4, despite a 7.7% decline from the previous year. Full-year 2023 net loss reported at $1.6 billion, with adjusted net income of $778 million and consolidated adjusted EBITDA of $3.0 […]

Sustainable packaging fuels growth and innovation in specialty papers, new Smithers data reveal

Demand for more greener packaging is aligning with innovation in industrial applications to future drive sales of specialty papers, according to the latest Smithers research. Data from its new study – The Future of Specialty Papers to 2028 – show  production of these engineered premium paper grades will reach 26.52 million  tons in 2023, up […]

Iberpapel Gestión reports a net profit of €34.96 million

Iberpapel reported operating profit of €13.77 million in the first nine months of the year, compared to €6.2 million in the same period of 2022. Having successfully defended its sales prices and margins, the company managed to eke out growth of 122% in a complicated environment marked by slowing demand in Europe and growing imports […]

Spain’s paper and paperboard imports decline slightly to $1.1M in July 2023

In July 2023, after two months of growth, there was significant decline in purchases abroad of paper and paperboard (creped, crinkled, embossed or perforated), when their volume decreased by -15.6% to 380 tons. In general, total imports indicated a pronounced increase from July 2022 to July 2023: its volume increased at an average monthly rate […]

AF&PA Releases Q3 2023 containerboard quarterly report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q3 2023 Containerboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total Containerboard production in the third quarter of 2023 decreased 1% when compared to Q3 2022 and was down 8% compared to the same 9 months last year. Highlights include: Operating rates for all major grades decreased […]