November '98 Headlines
Pulp and paper innovates to Survive
Pulp and paper companies in the Southern Hemisphere have reacted to the Asian economic
crisis with an increasing focus on new products and markets.
This has seen the development of a distinctive Southern Hemisphere pulp and paper
industry during 1997/98, with moves to develop Australasian, Southern Cone Latin American
and Southern African linkages.
Wood pulp production in the main Southern Hemisphere countries rose by 13 per cent to
18.6 million cubic metres in 1997 over 1996. Paper production has also expanded during the
decade, and rose a further 8 per cent in 1997 over the previous year.
The survey covers the main pulp and paper producing companies of Chile, Argentina, New
Zealand, Australia and South Africa, and takes account of production in the southern
region of Brazil where plantation pine and eucalypt resources are utilised.
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