• Machinery News
    Machinery News November 27, 2014 15:15

    HIT Holzindustrie Torgau upgrades and optimizes its production site with MiCROTEC CT.LOG

    HIT Holzindustrie Torgau upgrades and optimizes its production site and is ready to install the latest high-speed Computed Tomograph, CT.LOG. After ten years of development, this is the fifth MiCROTEC flagship scanner to be installed... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 27, 2014 13:33

    Guyana: Log export tax to rise in 2015

    Through a consultative process with stakeholders Guyana's Government has outlined a policy change with respect to certain species exported as logs or squares. Changes in the export tax targets two schedules for logs and one for squares with dimensions of 20.3 cm x 20.3 cm and greater. Beginning in 2015 taxes for Schedule A logs will be raised by... [more...]

  • Wood Construction November 27, 2014 12:08

    John Deere's construction and forestry equipment sales increased 23%

    For the fourth quarter of 2014, John Deere's forestry equipment sales increased 23%, and 12% for the full year. For 2015, it is expected that the company's sales to rise by... [more...]

  • Wood energy November 27, 2014 11:12

    Brazilian company building 400,000 t/yr wood pellet mill to feed Drax's UK operations

    Brazilian company, TANAC S.A. plans to construct a wood pellet manufacturing facility at its Rio Grande port site, in the south of Brazil. Construction of the 400,000 tonnes a year plant commenced in October [2014] and is scheduled to complete in early 2016, with the first pellets due for export in mid-2016... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 27, 2014 10:14

    Germany: KVH price continues to fall; pellets and wood chips cheaper than last year

    The German producer price index for wood products offers in October a mixed picture of rising and falling values. This applies both compared to September, as well as against the previous year's month... [more...]

  • Forestry November 27, 2014 09:37

    Latvia's forest industry exports up 11.3%

    From January to September 2014, Latvia's forest industry exports increased by 11.3% from the figures of the same period of 2013... [more...]

  • Sawmilling November 27, 2014 08:17

    US hardwood lumber exports expand to MENA region

    Total exports of US hardwood lumber to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region reached a value of $56.3mn and a volume of 71,761m3 during the first three quarters of 2014... [more...]

  • Forestry November 26, 2014 16:00

    Rougier: Revenues for the first nine months of 2014 up 6.1%

    Rougier is reporting €108.3 million in revenues at 30 September 2014, up 6.1% on last year. Revenues for the third quarter of 2014 came to €35.9 million, down 2.7% , reflecting the deep economic downturn in France and the lower level of business growth... [more...]

  • Sawmilling November 26, 2014 10:38

    FEFPEB Congress: European wooden pallet manufacturing shows significant growth

    Production of timber pallets by European manufacturers has increased substantially over the last decade, the annual congress of the European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) heard last month. At FEFPEB’s 65th congress, entitled “Packaging and pallets in a competitive European Union” and held in Brussels, FEFPEB’s secretariat reported on industry statistics, which showed an encouraging increase in the number of pallets manufactured within its member countries. Approximately 401 million pallets were made during 2013, up from 371 million in 2010 and 339 million in 2006... [more...]

  • Forestry November 26, 2014 09:21

    VPA and EUTR: problems and progress

    The international forum of the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) held in Amsterdam in early November came to address problems and progress in implementation of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and EU FLEGT VPA programme... [more...]

special report Falling lumber prices in US

Falling lumber prices in US

In a very sluggish European context, softwood sawmills in the Euro zone (including British) would have liked to see in the US market a few glimmers of hope, just to pass a difficult winter ahead. Unfortunately, the latest figures are not so good, showing a falling US lumber market...[ more...]

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