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  • Pulp and Paper July 23, 2014 11:10

    Asia Pulp & Paper invests in European distribution hub

    Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has added graphic and speciality paper capacity to its 10,000 sqm logistical and warehousing hub at the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. APP will now be able to provide a range of graphic paper solutions to customers across... [more...]

  • Sawmilling July 23, 2014 10:15

    Weyerhaeuser invests $57 mil. to modernize sawmill

    Weyerhaeuser Co. is investing $57 million to modernize over the next three years at its softwood lumber mill in... [more...]

  • Wood energy July 23, 2014 07:55

    E.U.: Boom in imports of wood pellets from the U.S. continues in 2014

    E.U. imports of wood pellets from the United States showed no signs of slowing in early 2014, with the rate of growth likely to accelerate in the second half of the year. According to Eurostat latest statistics, the European Union countries have imported 56% more wood pellets from the U.S. in the first four months of 2014... [more...]

  • Panels July 23, 2014 07:43

    Malaysia: Plywood, the major export earner in Sabah

    Wood product exports from Sabah in the first five months of this year totalled RM663.4 million (approx. US$207.3 million). The biggest contributor to export earnings was plywood at 238,614 cu.m, valued at RM400 million ( approx. US$125.0 million)... [more...]

  • Interior July 23, 2014 06:28

    Overview of the US furniture market in the first quarter

    In the first quarter of 2014 the furniture market was affected by weather conditions in many parts of the US... [more...]

  • Forestry
    Forestry July 22, 2014 14:38

    INTERFORST 2014 achieves great success

    INTERFORST 2014 came to a close with outstanding results. 450 exhibitors – 288 national and 162 international companies – from 27 countries presented the latest products and innovations of the forestry industry on a gross space exceeding 70,000 square meters from 16 to 20 July. With some 40,000 square meters the net space increased by 15 percent compared the previous event. The number of international exhibitors grew by 25 percent. Besides Germany, the top exhibiting countries were Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland. But also companies from countries such as China, Canada, Turkey and the USA were present at INTERFORST... [more...]

  • Panels July 22, 2014 14:07

    North American panel production advances in the second quarter

    North American structural panel production and apparent consumption were up 4.6% and 2.6%, respectively, in the second quarter compared to the same period of 2013... [more...]

  • Market Prices July 22, 2014 13:00

    Roundwood prices in Lithuania decreased in May, but are still above last year's level

    The declining trend in Lithuanian roundwood prices which started in April continues in May, though prices for almost all assortments are well above last year... [more...]

  • Forestry July 22, 2014 09:18

    Stora Enso's 2Q sales down 5.4%

    Stora Enso’s 2Q 2014 sales at Euro 2.58 billion were Euro 147 million lower than a year ago partly due to structural changes in Printing and Reading. Operational EBIT at Euro 209 million was Euro 85 million higher than a year ago due to the successful fixed cost reduction programme clearly exceeding the target and lower variable costs... [more...]

  • Machinery News July 22, 2014 09:03

    China’s international trade in wood processing machinery

    The total value of China's wood working machinery exports in 2013 was US $ 2,319 million , a year on year increase of 3%. China's wood processing machinery was exported to Europe (35%), North America (30%), Asia (23%), Central and South America (5%), with a further 4% to Oceania and 3% to Africa... [more...]

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British softwood lumber imports on the rise

The United Kingdom is now in a kind of economic boom in the middle of a struggling Europe. Growth jumped 0.8% in the first quarter of this year, and forecasts are even more positive estimating a +3% rise in GDP for the whole 2014. Also, the construction sector returned to the pre-crisis level of 2008...[ more...]

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