SEATTLE--Wood costs for the global pulp industry have increased 17 percent the past two years, with only the U.S. South bucking the trend, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Global market pulp production increased by seven percent in 2010, which increased demand for wood raw-material.

Global pulp production in the second half of 2010 was higher than many had anticipated, and pulp markets were better than they had been the first six months of the year. The total production of chemical market wood pulp last year reached an estimated 45 million tons, which was about seven percent more than was produced in 2009

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