• Market Prices
    Market Prices October 22, 2014 08:52

    Forecast: Finnish forest industry’s export revenues will rise

    Weak economic growth will slow down the growth of Finnish forest industry’s exports this and next year. Despite this, the export revenues of all forestry products except for paper exports will rise. As a result of several investments the production capacities of pulp, paper board and sawmilling industries will increase next year... [more...]

  • Forestry
    Forestry October 21, 2014 15:01

    Major industry players meet at EXPOBOIS 2014

    EXPOBOIS together with the BOBAT news space, the exhibition for all wood transformation processes and uses, will be held from November 17th to 20th 2014, at Paris-Nord Villepinte (Hall 3). The event offers a comprehensive overview of equipment, products and services across six major sectors of the industry: first transformation, second transformation, wood energy, timber, wood furnishings and hardware and accessories. Nearly 300 companies and French and international brands will present their innovations and new products. The presence of large manufacturers in every sector of the show illustrates how well EXPOBOIS represents this market and strengthens is positioning as an essential meeting place for industry professionals in November... [more...]

  • Forestry October 21, 2014 14:02

    China's log imports grow 22%

    China's Custom has reported that between January and August this year Chinese log imports rose 22% to 35.38 million cubic metres. The top 5 countries in terms of log supply were... [more...]

  • Market Prices October 21, 2014 11:12

    EU: Price of wood pellets imported from the US lower than the average

    EU import prices of wood pellets from the United States are generally cheaper than from other major origin countries. As can be calculated from the latest figures of Eurostat, wood pellets acquired by the European countries from the U.S., in the first seven months of this year, are 17% cheaper than the overall import price: one tonne of imported pellets from the U.S. costs... [more...]

  • Panels
    Panels October 21, 2014 08:10

    China’s plywood market share in US rises

    US imports of hardwood plywood declined again in July. Imports were 26 5,480 cu.m, down 2% from June. Year-to-date imports were still 9% higher than in July 2013. Hardwood plywood imports from China... [more...]

  • Forestry
    Forestry October 21, 2014 07:48

    Finland: Removals and roundwood trade at a high level

    The rise in Finnish roundwood removals earlier this year calmed down by the beginning of summer and the outlook for this autumn will balance the year’s accrual, making them a little higher than last year. However, there are considerable differences between the development of different timber varieties and trading methods. Next year the good economic situation continues if the uncertainties regarding global economy do not change the favorable development of forest products’ demand... [more...]

  • Panels October 20, 2014 16:03

    Siempelkamp: Ten sold wood-based material production plants in 2014

    Including two new orders from Turkish wood-based material manufacturers, Siempelkamp has sold ten wood-based material production plants in 2014 to date. With this result, the machine builder has already reached the total number of orders received during the previous business year... [more...]

  • Panels October 20, 2014 15:13

    North American structural panel output advances through September

    North American structural panel production and apparent consumption were up 2.1% and 3.5%... [more...]

  • Market Prices October 20, 2014 14:22

    Germany: Spruce lumber exports up 10%

    Spruce lumber exports of German sawmills amounted to 2,17 million cubic meters in the first seven months of 2014, up 10% compared to the same period last year. The value reached €417 million, higher by 13% over January-July 2013. Shipments to nearly all destinations increased, except... [more...]

  • Sawmilling October 20, 2014 09:24

    Universal Forest Products posts a 36,5% increase in net earnings

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. last week announced third-quarter 2014 results, including net earnings attributable to controlling interests of $19.2 million, up 36.5 percent over $14.1 million in the third quarter of 2013. Net sales grew to total [more...]

special report France: Sawyers face problems as softwood log prices are increasing

France: Sawyers face problems as softwood log prices are increasing

The fall-winter softwood auction campaign organized by ONF (France's National Office of Forests) in France was launched on highly dynamic bases. French sawmills face increasing supply problems, which are particularly noticeable in the mountains of the east and especially in Jura region. For example, the auction organized in Champagnole on September 17 resulted in only 2% unsold volume and a new quarterly price increase...[ more...]

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