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Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • April 27, 2015 15:46

Downward price trend for softwood lumber in U.S. continued last week

Trends in framing lumber mostly pointed downward through the last week. However, prices in most species found a firmer footing by midday Thursday.... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • April 27, 2015 13:33

Investment opportunity: 4 Million m3 per year of surplus wood available

In excess of 4 million m3 per annum of plantation grown (hardwood & softwoods) fibre resource is available in the Green Triangle area in the south of Australia. The area is one of the most developed plantation forestry regions in Australia and one of few regions in Asia Pacific with a significant and concentrated wood surplus.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 27, 2015 12:02

Moelven's profit drops due to price adjustments

Norwegian sawmilling company Moelven posted a NOK 22 million (EUR 2,6 million) profit on the company's operations during the first quarter. Thus Moelven's profit was down 31% as compared to the same quarter of 2014. Acting CEO Morten Kristiansen says that the decline in profit is mainly due to the accounts being charged with price adjustments on inventories in the Wood and Timber divisions, which operate sawmills and planing mills (mechanical wood) in Norway and Sweden...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 27, 2015 11:14

Central/West Africa: Sentiment improves as buyers slowly return

African producers report a slow but steady improvement in demand that has lifted sentiment and brought some stability back to the trade. With the exception of the continued weakness in prices for sapele and okoume, prices for other timbers which had eased in recent weeks are now holding firm such that it appears the downward trend in prices has come to a halt... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 27, 2015 10:30

Klausner started production in Live Oak, Florida

Klausner's new Southern Pine dimension lumber mill in Live Oak, Fla. began producing 2x4 earlier this month...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 27, 2015 09:40

Canadian lumber producers worried about the expiry of the softwood lumber agreement

Canadian lumber producers are afraid that the softwood lumber agreement with the United States will be allowed to expire in October, after nine years of stability... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 27, 2015 08:39

Raute supplies UPM's Otepää plywood mill

Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately EUR 13 million for the machinery and equipment for the expansion of UPM Plywood's mill in Otepää, Estonia... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 27, 2015 07:56

Price gap between hardwood and softwood chips higher

The price discrepancy between overseas traded hardwood and softwood chips was at its greatest in February 2015 when compared to the prior twelve months... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • April 24, 2015 15:02

AEK AG will build a pellet drying plant in Balsthal

The Swiss manufacturer of wood pellets pellets AEK AG, a subsidiary of the energy provider AEK energy, started the construction of a pellet drying plant ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 24, 2015 14:28

Challenges of VPA implementation

In March, FLEGT Week was held in Brussels, an event which attracted over 300 invited delegates representing a wide spectrum of interests including private sector, governments and civil society from about 40 timber producing and consuming countries. Recognition of the scope of the FLEGT process and the progress made was tempered during FLEGT Week with concerns over the significant challenges of finalising TLAS procedures and securing market benefits... [more...]

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special report
Significant softwood price decline in the Eastern France

Significant softwood price decline in the Eastern France

With the construction market in France having reduced by 40% since 2007, in terms of housing, how could the sawnwood prices remain stable? How could fir and spruce log prices keep their high levels of 2014, even though before they had been supported by the mild economic climate?... [ more...]

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