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June 28, 2011 08:56 ET

Research on Boise Inc. and International Paper Co. - Paper Making Comeback

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Paper & Paper Products industry and has completed analytical research on Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) and International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The paper industry was hit hard during the recession as businesses cut spending, unemployment rose and shipments slowed. Concerns over the digitization of the office also hurt the industry. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Paper & Paper Products industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Paper & Paper Products industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Boise Inc. and International Paper Co.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

A rebounding manufacturing sector has helped hike up the demand for corrugated cardboard, packing paper and boxes. The current economic recovery slowdown could potentially lead to fewer shipments which in turn would lead to a decline in paper sales. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Fears of offices going completely paperless are being assuaged. Conventional wisdom posited that a rise in digital forms of communication would lead to paper's obsolescence. Almost the exact opposite appears to be happening. The rise in digital communication has only given workers more things to print. Printing and writing paper shipments have actually increased in 2011 to the benefit of companies like Boise Inc. and International Paper Co. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Boise Inc. and International Paper Co. at or

Rising pulp prices are still a concern for the paper industry though. Raising prices is typically the easiest way to offset those costs, but given the highly competitive nature of the market, tacking on a few cents can lose clients in a hurry.

Moving forward, how companies handle rising pulp costs will be pivotal. A sustained slowdown in the economic recovery could also be detrimental to paper companies, especially those dependent on packaging revenues. As long as paper shipments continue to grow at the current rate though, the industry should have a strong second half of the year.

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