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  • October 22, 2014 12:45

    92% of timber purchases in UK present negligible or managed risk of illegality

    The UK Timber Trade Federation's latest annual report on „Responsible Sourcing of Timber in the UK' shows that 92% of members' timber purchases in 2013 were negligible or managed risk of illegality... [more...]

  • October 22, 2014 11:00

    Mixed price movements for Finnish logs in September

    In September, softwood log prices in Finland registered some interesting movements. Spruce logs price continued the recovery started in May and reached an average of €58.43 per cbm, close to the level of September 2013. Birch logs recorded a surprising... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 15:01

    Major industry players meet at EXPOBOIS 2014

    EXPOBOIS together with the BOBAT news space, the exhibition for all wood transformation processes and uses, will be held from November 17th to 20th 2014, at Paris-Nord Villepinte (Hall 3). The event offers a comprehensive overview of equipment, products and services across six major sectors of the industry: first transformation, second transformation, wood energy, timber, wood furnishings and hardware and accessories. Nearly 300 companies and French and international brands will present their innovations and new products. The presence of large manufacturers in every sector of the show illustrates how well EXPOBOIS represents this market and strengthens is positioning as an essential meeting place for industry professionals in November... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 14:02

    China's log imports grow 22%

    China's Custom has reported that between January and August this year Chinese log imports rose 22% to 35.38 million cubic metres. The top 5 countries in terms of log supply were... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 07:48

    Finland: Removals and roundwood trade at a high level

    The rise in Finnish roundwood removals earlier this year calmed down by the beginning of summer and the outlook for this autumn will balance the year’s accrual, making them a little higher than last year. However, there are considerable differences between the development of different timber varieties and trading methods. Next year the good economic situation continues if the uncertainties regarding global economy do not change the favorable development of forest products’ demand... [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 08:05

    Brazil develops Reverse Logistics Plan

    The wood and furniture sector of Paraná State has developed a Reverse Logistics Plan (RLP). Reverse logistics defines all operations related to the reuse of products and materials. It is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient cost effective flow of raw materials... [more...]

  • October 17, 2014 09:21

    EC emphasises commitment to enforce EU Timber Regulation

    In an article in the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) newsletter, the EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik re-emphasised the Europe's strong commitment to the EUTR and determination to ensure effective enforcement across the continent. Mr Potocnik observes that while EUTR has been fully applicable since March 2013, a scoreboard recently published by the European Commission, shows significant outstanding compliance gaps. While all but one Member State have designated competent authorities to coordinate enforcement of the Regulation, nine Member States have as of yet not adopted rules on applicable penalties for infringement. And 11 are not ready to check whether operators and monitoring organisations fulfil their obligations [more...]

  • October 16, 2014 13:58

    Lithuania: Roundwood prices on the rise

    The declining trend in Lithuanian roundwood prices which started in April stopped in July. Except spruce, prices for all sawlogs picked up as compared to the previous month. Moreover, prices for almost all assortments are well above the levels of last year. The price of pine, birch and alder are higher over July by between €0.50 and almost €3 per cubic meter (for birch). Noticeable is the surprising price surge for small-sized softwood, which is almost €10/m3 more expensive as compared to June... [more...]

  • October 15, 2014 10:30

    Myanmar: teak and hardwood prices at latest auctions

    The Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) offered for sale around 7,000 tons of teak logs and baulks of various hardwoods on 26 September... [more...]

  • October 15, 2014 08:48

    Switzerland: Roundwood prices stable in October

    Switzerland's Wood Market Commission (HMK) has, at its meeting on 13 October, marked the October price for roundwood. Demand for softwood sawlogs in the Swiss sawmill industry remains intact, despite difficult and uncertain lumber markets. The Commission recommends a guide price for spruce 2b of... [more...]