• Market Prices December 20, 2014 08:33

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 50, 2014

    Prices of framing lumber firmed or moved higher on the strength of order files bolstered by curtailments through the holiday period... [more...]

  • Forestry December 19, 2014 15:18

    Global production of all major wood products steadily growing

    Global production of all major wood products continued to show steady growth in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. While the production of industrial roundwood, sawnwood, wood pellets and wood-based panels have fully recovered from the economic downturn in 2008-2009, global production of pulp and paper stagnated in 2012-13 largely due to a decline in consumption in China, where electronic publishing is increasingly being used instead of traditional printing processes... [more...]

  • Sawmilling December 19, 2014 14:39

    Interfor acquires 4 sawmills in the US; expands production capacity by 30%

    Interfor announced the acquisition of 4 sawmills in the US. With the acquisitions, Interfor's total production capacity will increase by 30 percent... [more...]

  • Forestry
    Forestry December 19, 2014 14:19

    ​Elmia and DLG launch a forestry fair in Transylvania

    Elmia and DLG are starting a joint venture to establish a forestry fair in Romania. To be called Forest Romania, the fair will exhibit machines and technology in operation and will be held for the first time 16 – 18 September 2015. Elmia in Jönköping organises the world’s leading forestry fair, Elmia Wood. DLG in Germany organises the world’s leading agricultural fair, Agritechnica, plus other agricultural fairs in several countries... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
    Sawmilling December 19, 2014 10:29

    Front production: The agony of choice

    On a small stand at the Hanover Industrial Trade Fair in 1962, the company HOMAG exhibited the world’s first edge banding machine. Used in conjunction with a new adhesive, the hot-cold method was hailed as a revolution which was to become established on a worldwide basis, changing the entire market for decades – up until the recent development of what is now known as the zero joint... [more...]

  • Interior
    Interior December 19, 2014 10:09

    GreenStep Asia Awards return to DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR for 2015

    GreenStep Asia Awards, a joint venture with Floor Covering Weekly (FCW), returns in 2015 to the largest International floor covering show in Asia Pacific for a 2nd edition to honor individuals and organizations working to advance sustainability in floor covering through products and processes... [more...]

  • Wood energy December 19, 2014 09:26

    The family of global wood chip carriers is becoming smaller and younger

    Overseas shipments account for about 70% of global wood chip trade, with pulp mills in Japan and China being the major destinations. This trade is handled by specialty made wood chip carriers predominantly built in Japan and China. Many of the older and smaller vessels are likely to be scrapped in the next few years, and with new and larger ships being ordered, the average chip vessel is becoming larger... [more...]

  • Wood Construction December 18, 2014 15:38

    Martinsons closes major agreement for multi storey CLT Houses in Stockholm

    Martinsons has signed a 5-year collaboration agreement for building of apartments with Folkhem Trä, Stockholm, a company formed by Folkhem and Rikshem. The agreement could give an order value over 100 Million Euro for the North Swedish company Martinsons... [more...]

  • Wood energy December 18, 2014 13:12

    Italy plans to double VAT on wood pellets

    The Italian government plans to increase the VAT on wood pellets from a current 10% to 22%... [more...]

  • Forestry December 18, 2014 12:53

    Japan seeks expansion of domestic log export

    The Japan Wood Products Export Promotion Council held the first meeting for establishing of a network for co-operation with overseas relevant organizations to promote more wood products export from Japan... [more...]

special report Softwood log prices start to decline in France

Softwood log prices start to decline in France

With the weak construction sector in France, and despite the obvious lack of wood in forests in the Hexagon, the decline in French softwood log prices has begun. The recent auctions organized in the fourth quarter this year already confirm this trend...[ more...]

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