• Forestry
    Forestry November 21, 2014 12:23

    France: Auction sale of forestry company following judicial liquidation

    French court bailiffs, SCP PIERRE & SANCESARIO, will organise an auction following a judicial liquidation of the forestry company, EURL POLI FRERES, on the 4th of December 2014. The auction includes forestry machines, equipment, tools, as well as trucks, semi-trailers etc... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 21, 2014 10:24

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 45, 2014

    A cold weather front that affected much of the U.S. and Canada, the exodus of traders to Chicago for the NAWLA Traders Market, and concerns about year-end inventory levels combined to dull demand for framing lumber... [more...]

  • Forestry November 21, 2014 10:04

    Södra renews PEFC certificate

    Södra has been granted renewed forestry and chain of custody certification under PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) for the next five years. An external audit has been completed and over 60 properties have been reviewed in 2014... [more...]

  • Forestry November 21, 2014 09:51

    New world-class timber distribution centre in China

    Terminal handling capacity is forecast to reach 5 million cubic metres per year... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper November 21, 2014 08:35

    UPM to raise annual pulp capacity to 700,000 tonnes at Kymi

    On Thursday, UPM Kymi celebrated the topping out ceremony for its pulp mill production expansion project, KYMI700: the new pulp drying machine, debarking plant and modernisation of the softwood fibre line. UPM invests € 160 million into the Kymi pulp mill... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 21, 2014 06:25

    Estonia: Roundwood prices stable in September

    Prices for almost all roundwood assortments in Estonia are stable in September 2014 both as compared to August, as well as compared to September 2013. However, there are some exceptions... [more...]

  • Sawmilling November 20, 2014 16:31

    Valutec delivers progressive kiln to Europe’s largest sawmill

    Europe’s largest sawmill, Germany’s Ziegler Holzindustrie, has invested in a progressive kiln from Valutec. This will be Valutec’s second delivery to the sawmill, with the investment increasing the sawmill’s drying capacity by... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 20, 2014 15:01

    Germany exports more spruce lumber to Europe

    From January to August 2014, spruce lumber exports of German sawmills amounted to 2,420,402 m³, slightly more than 22% over the reference period last year. Larger quantities sold to Austria, France, the Netherlands and Italy were the decisive factor for this development... [more...]

  • Forestry November 20, 2014 12:26

    Strengthening trust in tropical wood

    An 80m ekki bridge made a fitting programme illustration for the international forum of the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) held in Amsterdam in early November... [more...]

  • Sawmilling November 20, 2014 10:40

    German beech lumber exports to India in danger

    A change in hardwood import regulations in India is considered a de facto export ban by the German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association (DeSH). The main reason seems to be the Indian import regulations, which make a difference between American and European beech. DeSH says that the German hardwood industry now faces massive losses... [more...]

special report Falling lumber prices in US

Falling lumber prices in US

In a very sluggish European context, softwood sawmills in the Euro zone (including British) would have liked to see in the US market a few glimmers of hope, just to pass a difficult winter ahead. Unfortunately, the latest figures are not so good, showing a falling US lumber market...[ more...]

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