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  • July 22, 2014 14:38

    INTERFORST 2014 achieves great success

    INTERFORST 2014 came to a close with outstanding results. 450 exhibitors – 288 national and 162 international companies – from 27 countries presented the latest products and innovations of the forestry industry on a gross space exceeding 70,000 square meters from 16 to 20 July. With some 40,000 square meters the net space increased by 15 percent compared the previous event. The number of international exhibitors grew by 25 percent. Besides Germany, the top exhibiting countries were Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland. But also companies from countries such as China, Canada, Turkey and the USA were present at INTERFORST... [more...]

  • July 22, 2014 13:00

    Roundwood prices in Lithuania decreased in May, but are still above last year's level

    The declining trend in Lithuanian roundwood prices which started in April continues in May, though prices for almost all assortments are well above last year... [more...]

  • July 22, 2014 09:18

    Stora Enso's 2Q sales down 5.4%

    Stora Enso’s 2Q 2014 sales at Euro 2.58 billion were Euro 147 million lower than a year ago partly due to structural changes in Printing and Reading. Operational EBIT at Euro 209 million was Euro 85 million higher than a year ago due to the successful fixed cost reduction programme clearly exceeding the target and lower variable costs... [more...]

  • July 21, 2014 10:09

    Central/West Africa: Firm market demand but log availability remains a concern

    Demand in China, Vietnam and the Middle East is said to be very active while buying for the European market is subdued due to the holiday season. Prices for logs of premium species are still moving up slowly as demand continues to be strong. If demand strengthens further it will be availability that will drive prices higher or force substitution... [more...]

  • July 21, 2014 08:02

    Strong North American log exports to Asia

    North America continues to supply China, Japan and other Asian countries with logs for their forest products sectors. Log exports from the US and Canada in the 1Q/14 were up 14% from last year, with shipments from the US South having increased the most. North American log exports to Asia over the past several years have boosted profitability for timberland owners while challenging the domestic solid wood sector mainly in northwestern US and Coastal British Columbia. In the 1Q/14, the North American export volume was [more...]

  • July 18, 2014 06:39

    Brazil: Exports of wood products from Mato Grosso fall

    Forest product export volumes from producers in the state of Mato Grosso fell 24% year on year between January and May this year. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), the state exported... [more...]

  • July 17, 2014 16:04

    West Fraser announces second quarter results

    West Fraser Timber Co. reported earnings of C$74 million on sales of C$1,053 million in the second quarter of 2014... [more...]

  • July 17, 2014 11:02

    North American lumber industry threatened by aboriginal land ruling

    A ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada on aboriginal land could have a severe impact on North American lumber supply almost as the one caused by the mountain pine beetle. The Canadian Court's unanimous decision back on June 26 related to a 30-year-plus land dispute between the Tsilhqot’in Nation and the British Columbia and Canadian governments, entitles the B.C. First Nation to dictate what logging and other activities take place on its newly recognized 1,700 square kilometres of land... [more...]

  • July 17, 2014 10:08

    Universal Forest Products improves net earnings by 38%

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter 2014 net earnings of $21.8 million, up 38.1 percent over net earnings of $15.8 million for the second quarter of 2013. Net sales of... [more...]

  • July 17, 2014 09:26

    Purchase of wood in Slovenia slumps

    Slovenia's total value of roundwood purchased in May 2014 amounted to EUR 4.9 million, which is about... [more...]