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  • August 18, 2014 06:00

    Rising concern on market impact of EUTR

    The market impact of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) is a major concern for the European timber trade and policy makers. Now that over a year has passed since coming into force, trade interests are raising concerns about inconsistent application of the Regulation across the EU and even within Member States... [more...]

  • August 18, 2014 06:48

    Indonesia’s APHI calls for lifting ban on log exports

    The Indonesian Forest Concessionaires Association (APHI) is appealing to the new government to allow the export of logs. The chairman of APHI, Nana Suparna, said that because of the log export ban log prices have fallen and that the current price of logs from the natural forest is only about half the price of tropical logs in international markets... [more...]

  • August 19, 2014 10:02

    Germany: Price of wood pellets in August lower by 10% over last year

    The price of wood pellets in Germany has further decreased in August. The average cost for a tonne of pellets currently stands at... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 16:02

    Global trade of woodworking technology still in crisis

    The figures of the global industry of woodworking technology, processed by the Acimall Studies Office, are clear: all major international competitors recorded a negative trend. Export decreased in Germany (1,715 million Euro, minus 3.1 percent compared to 2012), though it was compensated by a strong domestic market. Same 3.1 percent decrease, down to 1,111 million Euro, also for export in Italy, a downward trend that had already emerged at the end of 2012 and... [more...]

  • August 17, 2014 14:20

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 32, 2014

    Traders had a mix of feelings about the framing lumber market, but sales overall were steady to active in the field, and the overall tone was bullish... [more...]

  • August 18, 2014 07:25

    Changing wood product use in N. American housing markets

    In North America, around US $500 billion are spent every year on residential construction and remodelling. Ninety percent of single-family homes in Canada and the US are built of wood. In the US, approximately two thirds of all new homes are single-family houses. In Canada it is only one third because the population is concentrated in urban areas where land is increasingly scarce and expensive... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 15:04

    Sweden: Decreasing sawlog prices during the second quarter of 2014

    The second quarter of 2014 shows decreasing sawlog prices in Sweden after a slight surge in the 1Q. Pine and spruce sawlogs are both cheaper by about... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 11:25

    Germany: Boom in oak log shipments to China

    German exports of oak sawlogs from January to May 2014 are slightly above the levels of the same period of 2013. The volume exported of 41 thousand cubic meters is 4% higher than in 2013, while the value has increased by 16%, up to EUR 7,6 million, backed by rising prices. If shipments to fellow European Union countries are in regress over January-May 2013, booming shipments to China have supported the overall surge in German exports... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 09:50

    Belarus to ban log exports

    During a visit at Belarus national forestry breeding and seed production center on 19 August, the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko ordered the ban of unprocessed wood export... [more...]

  • August 19, 2014 13:04

    Germany's pine lumber exports up 30%

    In the first five months of 2014, German sawn pine lumber exports have increased by more than 30 percent both in volume and value. This is mainly due higher shipments to Germany's main customer, China, but also to large shipments to Egypt... [more...]