the timber network


  • Forestry
  • May 05, 2015 10:01

Ruble devaluation stimulates growth of Russian forest industry

In the second half of 2014, the entire Russian business developed in complex geopolitical conditions, on the background of economic tensions and lack of funding possibilities. On the other hand, a strong devaluation of the national currency allowed export-oriented Russian timber industry to receive surplus revenues. By the end of 2014, the Russian forest industry recorded unprecedented revenues... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 05, 2015 09:01

Weyerhaeuser posts lower Q1 earnings; expects higher sales for wood products in Q2

Weyerhaeuser's quarterly net income slipped to $90 million versus a year-ago profit of $183 million. Excluding certain items, the company's earnings from continuing operations came in at $143 million ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 04, 2015 15:19

Forestry technology at LIGNA 2015: harvesting timber with low environmental impact and maximum efficiency

For the timber industry as a sector of key importance, the upcoming LIGNA will be more attractive than ever. One reason for this is the new Wood Industry Summit, which creates a first-class environment for international networking. A second reason is that the open-air site has been extended this year, giving manufacturers of large-scale forestry machinery more scope for demonstrating their products in action. Leading specialists will unveil the new generation of harvesters, which feature a series of additional technical refinements designed to meet the growing demands of users in the forestry and timber industry.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 04, 2015 11:03

RusForest: Sales of sawnwood and sawlog sales declined in Q1/2015

RusForest decreased sales volumes both of sawnwood and sawlogs in Q1 2015 due to difficult market conditions for sawnwood in Uzbekistan and Egypt, as well as continued oversupply of both sawnwood and sawlogs on the Chinese market... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 04, 2015 10:01

USDA awards funds to expand and accelerate wood energy and wood product markets

Recently the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the award of over US$9 million to expand and accelerate wood energy and other wood product markets... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 04, 2015 07:11

Brazil is turning back to international timber markets

Brazil is currently facing economic difficulties, investment rates have fallen and the construction and building sectors are in decline which negatively impacts demand for wood products. Because of this domestic millers and manufacturers are directing efforts to international markets... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 30, 2015 15:34

Gerald Schweighofer replies to accusations; problems still on hold

Following allegations that Holzindustrie Schweigofer is buying illegal wood in Romania,Gerald Schweighofer, the owner of the company, has denied all accusations...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 30, 2015 11:25

WWF predicts major forest loss by 2030 if current trends continue

Up to 170 million hectares of forest could be lost between 2010 and 2030 in "deforestation fronts" if current trends continue...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 29, 2015 13:37

Rörvik Timber to increase lumber production up to 800,000 m3

Rörvik Timber's management has made it clear that the raw materials in southern Sweden are too expensive. That's why the company wants to increase imports from Norway and Russia... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 29, 2015 12:02

Plum Creek reports strong Q1

Plum Creek announced first quarter earnings of $42 million on revenues of $406 million. Earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $30 million on revenues of $317 million...... [more...]

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