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  • Market Prices
  • May 31, 2016 15:36

Russian lumber exports drop 10% in Q1/2016

Lumber exports from Russia have fallen for two consecutive quarters, with the 1Q/16 shipments being almost ten percent lower than in the 3Q/15. Most of the decline has been in shipments to the CIS countries, including Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan, but trade with Egypt and some European countries were also down... [more...]

  • 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...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 31, 2016 13:31

XYLEXPO 2016: Number of visitors increased by 14.2%

A significant result that reaffirms Xylexpo’s position among the most important exhibitions in the wood technology and wood-based materials industry... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • May 31, 2016 12:01

Japanese housing starts rise 9% in April

Housing starts in Japan achieved a ten months high in April, according to data released today by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Japan's housing starts increased by 9 percent... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 31, 2016 10:31

US: Rapid demand growth for decking expected

US demand for decking is forecast to increase 1.8 percent per year through 2020 to 3.6 billion lineal feet, valued at $7.1 billion. Rising consumer confidence will promote gains in the large residential improvement and repair market, as homeowners who postponed decking projects in the aftermath of the 2007-2009 recession undertake them going forward. Increasing market share for wood-plastic composite and plastic decking materials will boost value gains, as these products are sold at a higher price point than wood decking.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • May 31, 2016 08:38

XLam to build Australia's first CLT plant

Australia’s first Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing plant will be built by XLam in the Albury Wodonga region, representing a $25 million investment and creating 54 local jobs... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 30, 2016 14:21

Södra raises price for softwood pulp in Europe from June 1st

Swedish Södra raises price for softwood pulp in Europe from June 1st... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • May 30, 2016 13:37

Canfor Pulp and Licella enter into a biofuels-biochemicals joint venture agreement

Licella Fibre Fuels Pty Ltd. and Canfor Pulp Products Inc. ("CPPI"), through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., have signed an agreement to form a joint-venture under the name "Licella Pulp Joint Venture"... [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...]

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Logsize – new mobile application to measure logs

Logsize – new mobile application to measure logs

Fordaq launches Logsize, a new Android mobile application to measure log stacks. Users download the app on a tablet, take a picture of the log stack and the app then identifies the GPS position of the stack, counts the number of logs, measures the diameter of the logs and the volume of the log stack... [ more...]

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