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  • Market Prices
  • May 27, 2015 09:12

Log and sawnwood prices in Central/West Africa

West African producers report that demand levels remain only moderate with buyers concentrating on the most popular species. Sapele is back in demand and this has encouraged a rise in production but millers are careful to balance production with demand so as not to over produce and risk weakening prices... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 27, 2015 08:03

New wood licensee granted on Välinge's 2G and 5G-C locking system

Välinge has entered into a global non-exclusive license agreement with the Chinese company Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd. for the use of the 5G-C system... [more...]

  • Interior
  • May 26, 2015 14:20

Furniture market outlook positive for 2015 and 2016 in U.S.

US furniture consumption is forecast to grow by 3% in 2015 and 2016... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 26, 2015 12:30

Latvijas Finieris achieves best sales result in company's history; plans Euro 280 million investments by 2020

The joint-stock plywood maker Latvijas Finieris AS reached the sales of Euro 194.1 million in 2014 (4% increase against 2013), and this is the best sales result in company history. For 2015, Latvijas Finieris is planning a small increase in exports and service of domestic market in accordance with the market demand... [more...]

  • Interior
  • May 26, 2015 10:33

Brazil: Furniture manufacturers struggle against weak domestic demand

According to the Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul state (MOVERGS) and the Institute of Studies and Industrial Marketing (IEMI) Brazilian furniture production fell by almost 11% in February. Amongst producers in Rio Grande do Sul State, one of the leading furniture producer states, the decline was just over 19%... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2015 09:02

Stock volumes of roundwood and wood chips up 13% in Sweden

The total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips in Sweden is estimated to amount 10.2 million m³ (cubic metres solid volume excluding bark) as of 31 March 2015... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • May 26, 2015 07:46

U.S. lumber prices move higher as sales recover

Sales picked up in all U.S. framing lumber markets, and many prices moved higher. Some mill salesmen reported that it was their best sales week of the year to date. Order files often extended into early to mid-June. While secondaries noted that demand was no runaway, action in the field picked up noticeably... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 25, 2015 14:13

Chinese logs&lumber imports drop sharply in Q1/2015

Imports of logs dropped by 15% in volume while softwood lumber by 6.5%... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 25, 2015 13:32

Söderhamn Eriksson delivers sawmill equipment in Fiji

Tropik Wood, one of Fiji’s largest industries, has ordered sawmill equipment from Söderhamn Eriksson. Tropik Wood produces lumber from Caribbean pine plantations and also has a chipping plant for logs... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • May 25, 2015 12:02

Walki Group to sell its two plants to Mondi

Walki Group has entered an agreement with Mondi Group to sell its Pietarsaari plant in Finland and the Wroclaw plant in Poland... [more...]

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special report

Schweighofer threatens to withdraw from Romania due to the new Forestry Code

A huge scandal is ongoing in Romania's forest industry. On one side, the population which accuses the destruction of the country's forests, domestic wood processers who face bankruptcy, mass-media and NGO's who support both sides. On the other side, politicians, often accused as complices to the clearcutting of large portions of Romanian forests for profit and for failing to control illegal logging. All of this, Romanians say, for the interest of large foreign companies such as Holzindustrie Schweighofer... [ more...]

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