the timber network


  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 13:05

Södra develops its processing of forest fuel

Södra is developing and enhancing the efficiency of its processing of forest fuel and is transitioning to less invasive methods to reduce the risk of soil damage. As part of this effort, the group is undertaking a comprehensive procurement of contractors to process forest fuel... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 12:33

Trends in Ukrainian oak timber export

The Ukrainian government considers imposing moratorium on timber exports. The legislative draft on moratorium, which the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian parliament) has already passed in the first reading, suggests adding oak to the list of valuable and rare wood species. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 12:01

Australia is importing record volume of softwood

In light of the news that, despite record housing starts, much of the softwood for framing is being sourced from imports, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Chairman Mr Greg McCormack is urging the Australian Government to support the forest industry and move quickly to reveal a National Forestry and Fibre Plan... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 10:05

China bans commercial logging in NE forests starting April 1

Commercial logging will be forbidden in key state forests in northeast China on April 1... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2015 09:17

Indonesia: Export and domestic prices for log, sawnwood and panels

The Indonesian rupiah recently fell sharply against the US dollar on fears Indonesia's trade with China, its biggest trading partner, will decline as China settles for a slower and more structured growth model... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 26, 2015 13:15

Forecast: European paper and forest product companies starting turnaround

Most European paper and forest product companies will maintain or increase their capital expenditure in 2015 to meet their expansion plans. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 26, 2015 11:01

Ghana: Illegal chainsaw milling to be eliminated

A forum on the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and VPA processes was held in SefwiWiawso in the Western Region to inform timber producing communities of related forestry management practices... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 25, 2015 15:45

Myanmar: Teak prices at latest auctions

The following timber was sold by tender on 23 February 2015 and on 9 March 2015at the Yangon depot by the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE). Average prices for logs are expressed in hoppus tons... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 25, 2015 13:01

Forestry and wood-based energy highlights at LIGNA 2015

This year’s LIGNA will be staged from 11 to 15 May in Hannover, Germany. LIGNA is the world’s premier trade show for providers of plant and machinery for primary and secondary wood processing and woodworking. It has a unique format in that it spans the entire wood value chain, from forestry and forestry technology, right through to wood processing, woodworking and wood bioenergy. Another standout feature is LIGNA’s high level of international participation, with more than 50 percent of the exhibitor pool coming from beyond Germany... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • March 25, 2015 08:35

India: Current prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood

The January price index for wood and wood products rose slightly part of the rise may be explained by the increase in Sarawak log prices. Similarly the price index for plywood rose reflecting the price increases achieved by plywood manufacturers... [more...]

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