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  • Forestry September 18, 2014 09:55

    Deforestation increases in the Amazon

    According to the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) the deforestation rate in the Amazon amounted to was 3,036 sq. km between August 2013 and July 2014 , an increase of 9.8% year on year... [more...]

  • Forestry September 18, 2014 08:34

    Finland: Earnings of nearly €100/ha of forest

    Finnish forestry achieved earnings of €99/ha of forest in 2013, a 17% increase over 2012. Finland's public support for timber production amounted... [more...]

  • Market Prices September 17, 2014 15:22

    Higher prices forecast for softwood mouldings in United States

    In 2013, US consumption of pine and other softwood mouldings increased by 12% according to a market study. The US market for softwood mouldings is largely driven by new home construction and home repair and remodelling. For 2014, the market study forecasts a... [more...]

  • Forestry September 17, 2014 14:06

    Latvia's forest industry export up 12.6%

    During the first seven months of 2014, Latvian forest industry's export increased by 12.6%, reaching EUR 1.189 billion, compared to EUR 1.056 billion in the same period in 2013... [more...]

  • Market Prices September 17, 2014 13:05

    Roundwood prices in Finland lower than last year

    Throughout the first five months of this year the average price for pine and spruce sawlogs in Finland has slightly trended downwards, while birch sawlogs price remained stable, as can be seen in the following infographic... [more...]

  • Machinery News September 17, 2014 12:10

    Biesse reports strong growth in North America

    Biesse's North American business are doing well as the company has reported an important growth in revenue and new orders. Biesse America and Biesse Canada reported a 24% increase in revenues... [more...]

  • Sawmilling September 17, 2014 11:40

    Hans Rindal resigns as CEO of Moelven

    The Board of Directors of Moelven Industrier ASA agreed with Hans Rindal that he is to step down as CEO. Rindal has been employed by Moelven Industrier ASA since 1995 and has held the position as CEO since 2006. Moelven Industrier ASA has undergone a challenging period since the financial crisis, and has struggled... [more...]

  • Market Prices September 17, 2014 11:17

    Prices of German exported sawn spruce lumber in the first half

    Prices of sawn spruce lumber exported by Germany from January to June 2014 increased compared to the first half of 2013. With an average price of 190.83 €/m3, deliveries of sawn spruce lumber were 5.5 €/m3 more expensive than the same period of the previous year. The highest export prices were to the United Kingdom... [more...]

  • Forestry
    Forestry September 17, 2014 10:02

    EU tropical hardwood log imports slide even further

    EU imports of tropical hardwood logs were 68,000 cu.m in the first six months of 2014, 35% less than the same period of 2013. Continuing delays in shipment of logs from Douala port has had a significant impact on log exports from Cameroon and Congo this year. The civil war in Central African Republic and EUTR... [more...]

  • Forestry
    Forestry September 17, 2014 08:42

    Södra's 74-tonne wood-chip truck now rolling fully loaded

    On 15 May, Södra's two truck rigs with a maximum weight of 74 tonnes officially entered service. They are now rolling fully loaded. Shortly after entering service, a dispensation was received for one of the rigs, a timber truck with a five-axle trailer. Dispensation for the wood-chip truck was not granted until 10 September and, during the waiting period, the truck operated as a 60-tonne truck. [more...]

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Is the VPA really driving up Indonesian wood products exports to EU?

In the past month, some international media reports have been talking about a supposed benefit of the VPA-FLEGT ratification, that has been pushing up Indonesian wood products export to the European Union in the first six months of the year. All these reports are quoting some statements belonging to the Indonesian Forestry Minister, Mr. Zulkifli Hassan. In fact, most of these statements are based either on adjusted, mistaken or false statiscs...[ more...]

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