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  • Forestry
  • July 29, 2015 10:49

Plum Creek reports Q2 results

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. announced second quarter earnings of $21 million on revenues of $302 million. Earnings for the second quarter of 2014 were $55 million on revenues of $356 million... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 29, 2015 10:36

Canfor reports results for Q2 2015

Canfor Corporation recently reported net income attributable to shareholder of $11.1 million, or $0.08 per share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $29.3 million, or $0.22 per share, for the first quarter of 2015 and $54.3 million, or $0.39 per share, for the second quarter of 2014. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company’s shareholder net income was $40.4 million, or $0.30 per share, compared to shareholder net income of $99.8 million, or $0.72 per share, reported for the first half of 2014... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 29, 2015 07:51

UPM improves results in Q1-Q2 2015

In Q2 2015, the Finnish forest and paper company UPM's sales came up to EUR 2,548 million, 4% higher than EUR 2,441 million in Q2 2014... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 28, 2015 13:24

Timber and construction, a well-matched couple

The research group IT 781-13 of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has for the last ten years been conducting research into building structures and materials. According to its latest piece of research, timber is a very light, tough material which is being increasingly used in building due to the fact that it is a renewable item and consumes little energy in the manufacturing process... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 28, 2015 10:25

U.S. softwood lumber prices continue to drop

A slower pace of framing lumber sales was widely reported, as uncertainty about the market’s next move left traders cautious. Much of the concern was focused on whether Canadian mills would push larger volumes into the U.S. market when August ushers in a lower tax under the Softwood Lumber Agreement, and a strengthening U.S. dollar provides further incentive to ship stateside... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 28, 2015 09:15

Latest price movements of logs, sawnwood and plywood in Brazil

The following report contains latest prices of logs, sawnwood and plywood from Brazil...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2015 09:00

US log shipments to China carrying pests

According to China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine many pests have been found in logs imported from the US... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • July 28, 2015 08:00

Russian pellet production grew by 25% in 2014

In 2014 Russian pellet production came up to 892,800 tonnes and grew by 24.7% against the 2013 figures. Production capacity expected to rise in Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk this year... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 28, 2015 06:32

Stora Enso to divest its Barcelona mill in Spain

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Barcelona mill, which produces recycled-fibre based consumer board, to the private equity fund Quantum. The transaction is in line with Stora Enso’s strategy to focus its consumer board offering on high quality virgin-fibre products... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 27, 2015 15:05

U.S. market for green building materials to expand to $69 Billion

The U.S. market for green building materials reached nearly $40.0 billion and $43.8 billion in 2013 and 2014, respectively. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5% to nearly $69.0 billion over the period 2014-2019... [more...]

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special report

North American composite panel market to see strong growth by 2022

After a dismal decade, North American composite panel producers can finally breathe a sigh of relief: the worst is over and the future is looking positive. The composite panel market peaked in 2005, followed by a steep decline and bottomed out in 2009. Since then the market has been growing, stimulated by the economic recovery and the revival of the furniture and construction markets which are the growth engines for composite panels... [ more...]