the timber network


  • Forestry
  • March 03, 2015 13:03

Japan: Imports of logs from North America dropped sharply in 2014

Total Japanese import of North American logs in 2014 was 3,047 M cbms, 10.8% less than 2013. Log import in 2013 increased by 14% than 2012 due to rush-in import before the consumption tax hike so 2014 volume dropped compared to active import in 2013... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 03, 2015 09:21

Canadian lumber production and export increase in 2014

Lumber production in Canada increased by 1,22% in 2014 as compared to 2013. Total output reached 59,617.9 thousand cubic meters, over 58,898.7 thousand m3 in 2013...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 02, 2015 14:01

US Forest Service assess Lacey Act impact

The 2008 amendment to the Lacey Act was successful in reducing US imports of illegally logged wood, according to a statistical analysis of trade data by the US Forest Service...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 02, 2015 10:00

Brazil arrests ''Deforestation King of the Amazon''

Brazil has arrested Ezequiel Antonio Castanha, thought to be the Amazon's biggest deforester. According to the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, Castanha operated a network that illegally seized federal lands, clear-cut them and sold them to cattle grazers...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 02, 2015 09:07

China to cease commercial logging in natural forests

President Xi Jinping has signalled that all natural forests should be protected. According to Zhao Shucong, Head of the State Forestry Administration (SFA), China will stop commercial logging in natural forests in three stages... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • March 02, 2015 07:51

Russia: Exports of logs&lumber fail to increase despite rouble depreciation

The much-depreciated Russian rouble has given Russian exporters of logs and lumber a good opportunity to increase shipments of their products. However, softwood sawlog export volumes in the 4Q/14 were up only by 2-3% from the same quarter in 2013, while lumber exports declined over the same time period... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 28, 2015 01:33

China: Prices of main wood commodities in January 2015

This index contains the most update prices of logs and lumbers from the two major timber distribution markets in China: Shanghai Furen Timber Market and Guangzhou Yuzhu Timber Market...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 27, 2015 15:01

Current logs and sawnwood prices in China

This report contains latest prices of logs and sawnwood from main timber markets in China... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 27, 2015 14:29

UPM sells 3,700 hectares of forest land in Finland to AXA Real Estate

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers, the leading real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe, has completed the acquisition of three forest estates in Finland, covering 3,700 hectares in total, for a consideration of Euro 11.2 million with UPM... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 27, 2015 13:13

Swiss timber industry in deep crisis

Because of the drastic appreciation of the Swiss franc against the euro, the forestry and timber industry in Switzerland has enormous economic difficulties. Exports are almost impossible and supplies from neighboring countries make the Swiss domestic market more competitive...... [more...]

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