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  • October 02, 2014 10:21

    China: Bamboo industry output will top US$48 billion by 2020

    China has 7.2 million hectares of bamboo forest, accounting for one fourth of the global total of which 4.2 million hectares are unmixed bamboo forest and mainly distributed in 20 provinces of the Yangtze River Basin, southern China and the southwest region... [more...]

  • October 02, 2014 09:34

    North American timber harvest up another 3%

    Increased North American log exports and higher softwood lumber production in the US and Canada has resulted in a steady rise in timber harvests on the continent from 2009 to 2013. However, despite the recent upward trend in log production, harvest levels in North America were still 40% higher ten years ago than they were last year... [more...]

  • September 30, 2014 14:06

    PEFC and Interpol together against corruption in the timber industry

    With illicit trade and laundering of illegal timber worth an estimated 10-30% of the global wood trade, PEFC Italy, along with Conlegno, RiSSC and CNVP have launched a project aimed at preventing criminal organizations... [more...]

  • September 26, 2014 12:22

    Central/West Africa: European buyers stay on the side lines

    Producers in West Africa report that the rather quiet but sustained demand continues with new orders flowing at a steady but unchanged pace. European buyers have not yet returned in any strength to negotiate contracts for the fourth quarter. This is a slower resumption of the autumn and winter round of purchases... [more...]

  • September 26, 2014 10:55

    China: Prices of main wood commodities in August 2014

    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...]

  • September 25, 2014 16:15

    Ukrainian wood products exports to EU doing well, despite recent political tensions

    Recent events which occured in Ukraine haven't influenced Ukrainian wood products deliveries to the European Union countries. According to the latest figures issued by Eurostat, Ukraine has exported wood products (under HS code 44) to the EU worth... [more...]

  • September 22, 2014 07:26

    Sweden: Stocks of roundwood and wood chips increased by 20%

    The total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips is estimated to amount 8.9 million m³ (cubic metres solid volume excluding bark) as at 30 June 2014. An increase by 20 percent compared with the same time frames as last year... [more...]

  • September 19, 2014 13:06

    Estonia: Roundwood prices in July

    Estonian sawlog prices have registered some mixed results in July this year. Pine sawlogs price has continued the favourable upward trend which was recorded throughout the year... [more...]

  • September 19, 2014 12:40

    NOREXECO licensed to operate as a regulated forestry and paper marketplace/exchange

    The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has given NOREXECO ASA a license to operate as a regulated market exchange. NOREXECO plans to open up for trading before the end of 2014 and will become the world’s first and only dedicated exchange for pulp and recycled paper. The license covers financial derivatives within forestry and paper. The first product listed on NOREXECO will be pulp (softwood and hardwood)... [more...]

  • September 18, 2014 09:55

    Deforestation increases in the Amazon

    According to the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) the deforestation rate in the Amazon amounted to was 3,036 sq. km between August 2013 and July 2014 , an increase of 9.8% year on year... [more...]