• Forestry
  • May 31, 2016 13:55

RusForest: net profit in Q1 2016 was lower than in Q1 2015 due to currency loss

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, released its financial report for the first quarter of 2016... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 30, 2016 12:02

Q1/2016 softwood and hardwood lumber prices in France

In the following report you can check the latest available lumber prices in France (both softwood as well as hardwood) for the fourth quarter of 2015...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 30, 2016 10:01

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 21, 2016

Bracketed by holidays in Canada and the U.S., softwood lumber trading was uneventful. More news breaking on fire season in Canada, this time in Ontario, gave the market a mild jolt at midweek; sales perked up for some mills on Thursday, but the week’s overall pace was measured. While residual strength from the recent market rally kept modest upward pressure on some prices, many others were unchanged from the previous week and a few cracks developed as well.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 30, 2016 09:14

Brazil: Digital platform to improve transparency in timber transactions

A meeting on enhanced ‘Tropical Timber Traceability’ was recently hosted by the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture. The main objective was to present the study ‘Promoting legality and sustainable practices in logging and trade of timber from natural forest in Brazil’... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 27, 2016 14:59

Brazil: Capacity building for monitoring tropical forests

Technicians from Bolivia, Colombia and Peru recently participated in an international tropical forest monitoring capacity building exercise sponsored by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE / MCTI)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 27, 2016 10:59

Canadian sawnwood can continue to be exported to Australia through certification program

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have established a national certification program that ensures untreated Canadian sawnwood can continue to be exported to Australia. The establishment of the Canadian Untreated Sawnwood Certification Program is an important... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2016 16:05

UPM changes corporate structure in Finland

UPM-Kymmene Corporation is proceeding with the plan to change its corporate structure in Finland to better match its current business structure... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2016 14:01

Save the date: Timber Expo 2016; 18-20 October at NEC Birmingham

With some of the timber industry’s biggest names already on-board including Steico, W Howard Group and Jagram, as well as additional support from leading timber trade associations such as The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), visitors to Timber Expo 2016 will not want to miss the landmark event... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2016 11:06

Russia: in January-March 2016 plywood exports grew by 23% in volume terms

In Q1 2016, exports of the main Russian forest and woodworking goods grew in volume terms, but went down in value terms again... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 26, 2016 10:29

Central/West Africa: Steady demand but caution when it comes to raising capacity

There were no price movements for either logs or sawnwood over the past two weeks in Central/West Africa as international demand remains steady with no moves by either buyers or exporters to disrupt this long period of stability. Since growth in demand remains moderate Central/West African producers say they are not experiencing supply side problems... [more...]

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