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  • Panels
  • March 03, 2015 16:14

Sveza plans to increase plywood production capacity in Uralsky

Sveza has been investing in modernization of Sveza-Uralsky plant for the last 5 years and now the company is going to expand capacity up to 250 thousand m3 of plywood per year...... [more...]

  • Machinery News
  • March 03, 2015 15:18

Biesse updates 2015-2017 business plan

The Board of Directors of Italian woodworking company Biesse S.p.A. approved the update to its three-year 2015-2017 business plan as a result of the initiatives included and following an analysis of the international macro-economic situation... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 03, 2015 13:03

Japan: Imports of logs from North America dropped sharply in 2014

Total Japanese import of North American logs in 2014 was 3,047 M cbms, 10.8% less than 2013. Log import in 2013 increased by 14% than 2012 due to rush-in import before the consumption tax hike so 2014 volume dropped compared to active import in 2013... [more...]

  • Machinery News
  • March 03, 2015 11:21

Homag group generates record sales revenue in 2014

Homag Group AG was able to substantially increase sales revenue and order intake, and further improve its operative earnings indicators in fiscal year 2014. A member of the Dürr Group since 2014, the company's sales revenue increased by about 16 percent to EUR 914.8 million (prior year: EUR 788.8 million) based on preliminary figures... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 03, 2015 10:25

New wood pellet plant with capacity of 150,000 tons per year in Latvia

Sia Broceni Pellets, a subsidiary of AS Graanul Invest, has acquired 16 hectares of land in the region of Western Latvia Broceni district and has received permission from the local government to build there a pellet factory...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 03, 2015 09:21

Canadian lumber production and export increase in 2014

Lumber production in Canada increased by 1,22% in 2014 as compared to 2013. Total output reached 59,617.9 thousand cubic meters, over 58,898.7 thousand m3 in 2013...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 03, 2015 07:56

Exports of growing importance for EU furniture manufacturers

While external trade forms only a small part of the EU furniture sector, it is becoming much more relevant to European furniture manufacturers... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 02, 2015 16:01

Interfor completes acquisition of 4 sawmills in the US; boosts production capacity by 30%

Interfor announced today it has completed the acquisition of four sawmills from Simpson Lumber Company, LLC, increasing its annual lumber production capacity by 30 percent to 3.1 billion board feet (7,31 million cbm)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 02, 2015 14:01

US Forest Service assess Lacey Act impact

The 2008 amendment to the Lacey Act was successful in reducing US imports of illegally logged wood, according to a statistical analysis of trade data by the US Forest Service...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 02, 2015 12:26

Austria: Softwood lumber more expensive in January

In January, prices of softwood lumber in Austria have increased for almost all assortments as compared to December. However, if compared to January 2014, there are some mixed results... [more...]

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special report
Russia: Exports of logs&lumber fail to increase despite rouble depreciation

Russia: Exports of logs&lumber fail to increase despite rouble depreciation

The much-depreciated Russian rouble has given Russian exporters of logs and lumber a good opportunity to increase shipments of their products. However, softwood sawlog export volumes in the 4Q/14 were up only by 2-3% from the same quarter in 2013, while lumber exports declined over the same time period... [ more...]

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