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  • October 31, 2014 16:23

    Current logs and sawnwood prices across main Chinese timber markets

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

  • October 31, 2014 14:13

    Forecast: Global consumption of solid-wood products to rise by an annual 2-3% over the next five years

    Global consumption of solid-wood products continues to rise, with a long-range forecast of around 2–3 percent annual growth over the next five years... [more...]

  • October 31, 2014 13:30

    Komatsu Forest is launching four brand new harvesters

    The four new harvesters are the Komatsu 901, the Komatsu 911, the Komatsu 931, and the Komatsu 951. Four new harvesters that include everything from completely new designs, a new cab with a damping option, and an eco-friendly Stage IV engine through a keyless system and a new media hub to a completely new hydraulic system with dual hydraulic circuits the like of which the market has never seen. The result is high production capacity and low fuel consumption per processed timber volume. "We've focused on the operator and made every effort to maximize production from every possible angle in a sustainable manner," Ettemo explains. "Not only is this our most extensive harvester launch ever, it's also the dawning of a brand new era," says Tobias Ettemo, Product Manager at Komatsu Forest. [more...]

  • October 31, 2014 11:23

    Vietnam: Wood products exports top $5 billion through October

    Exports of wood and wood products from Vietnam reached US$ 5 billion in January-October 2014. This represents an increase of 13.3% as compared to the same period of 2014... [more...]

  • October 31, 2014 09:15

    Weyerhaeuser reports weak Q3 in wood products segment

    Timber giant Weyerhaeuser Co's third-quarter profit rose as it recorded a gain of about $1 billion on the divestiture of its home building unit. Howevere, sales and realizations in Timberlands and Wood Products segments declined... [more...]

  • October 30, 2014 14:33

    Resolute to build momentum in the wood products business

    Resolute Forest Products Inc. today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 of C$17 million (US$ 15,2 million) down from net income of C$29 million (US$ 25,9 mil.) in the third quarter of 2013. Sales were C$1.1 billion (US$ 984,5 million) in the quarter, down C$34 million (US$ 30,4 mil.), or 3%, from the third quarter of 2013."Our adjusted EBITDA improved sequentially thanks to the best lumber quarter in recent history and continued strength of market pulp," said Richard Garneau, president and chief executive officer. "We're building momentum in the wood products business: [more...]

  • October 30, 2014 10:47

    Södra seeks to double sawn timber production capacity at two sawmills

    Södra Wood has applied for a permit to expand production at sawmills in Unnefors and Orrefors (both in Sweden). At Orrefors, Södra plans to double capacity up to... [more...]

  • October 29, 2014 10:35

    Brazil: Timber industry benefits from changed export tax regime

    Brazilian government has brought forward the implementation of support for exporters in the form of tax credits for exports. Originally the Special Regime for Return of Tax Values for Exporting Companies (REINTEGRA) was due to begin in January 2015. Exporters will receive 3% credit on export revenues, up significantly from the previous 0.3%... [more...]

  • October 29, 2014 08:49

    Latvia's forest industry exports increase 11.3%

    From January to August, exports of the Latvian forest industry increased by 11.3%%, reaching EUR 1.359 billion, compared to EUR 1.221 billion in the same period in 2013... [more...]

  • October 27, 2014 15:33

    Log prices rise in Lithuania

    The upward price trend recorded in Lithuanian softwood log prices which started in July continues in August. Except spruce price, which has stagnated, and small-softwood which has declined, prices for all logs have picked up as compared to the previous month... [more...]