Forestry

  • Forestry
  • June 30, 2016 13:03

Confor pledges support after Brexit vote

Confor has pledged to continue to provide strong leadership for the forestry and timber sector after Brexit - and to work with all levels of government to deliver the best possible outcome for the industry... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 30, 2016 08:46

European veneer sector in trouble due to oak logs shortage

2015 was another challenging year for the European veneer sector. Throughout 2015 and continuing into 2016, European veneer mills were suffering from shortages of veneer grade oak logs... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • June 29, 2016 16:33

France: upward trend in oak sales

The launch of the so-called labeled auctions (i.e. under the labels of quality, as in FSC etc.) organised by ONF (Office national des forêts) doesn't seem to have had any effect on the quality oak sales. This is one of the conclusions buyers and sellers could reach at the close of the latest auctions held early this summer. In the end of May, ONF announced that an annual oak price growth on average came up to 5%, while the volume of unsold goods reached 10%... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • June 29, 2016 15:09

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 25, 2016

Buyers kept a low profile, and soft pricing was more prevalent in framing lumber. Coming holiday weekends in Canada and the U.S. had traders working to pare inventories. Oppressive summer heat in the Southwest and Southeast was a factor limiting consumption. Traders also noted that customers — having covered many of their first-half needs — were waiting for purchases for new projects to get under way. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped $1... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 28, 2016 15:03

Södra grants SEK 1.7 million to new research projects

In recent years, the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education has distributed SEK 10-12 million per year to new research and development projects. Pulp grade, conservation values and seed cultivation are now the focus as a further SEK 1.7 million is distributed. To date in 2016, research projects for SEK 4.2 million have been approved... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 24, 2016 11:36

European paper industry announces new Director General

CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) hereby announces the appointment of Sylvain Lhôte as its new Director General... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 24, 2016 11:17

Myanmar Forest Products Merchants Federation: MTE tender system favours export oriented enterprises

Dr Sein Win, Chairman of Myanmar Forest Products Merchants Federation (MFPMF) has said the MTE tender system which prices logs in US dollars makes it hard for mills servicing the domestic market to compete with those buying for processing for export... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 14:15

Save the date: Global Buyers Mission; 8-10 September in Whistler Village, British Columbia

The 13th Annual Global Buyers Mission is the event to find new sources of high quality, competitively priced wood products, while reconnecting with your current suppliers and socializing with your peers. As a qualified buyer, your $235 CAD registration fee includes Vancouver/Whistler return transportation; and all meals and networking receptions during the event.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 13:28

Italy sets minimum requirement for certified or recycled timber in public procurement

Italy’s timber sector has seen advantages for the industry in a new law that at least 50% of wood products procured by government for public projects should be certified legal and sustainable, or recycled... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 11:05

Schweighofer's FSC certificate temporarily suspended

Holzindustrie Schweighofer’s FSC multi-site certificate has been temporarily suspended by the certification body Quality Austria... [more...]

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