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  • Forestry September 30, 2014 14:06

    PEFC and Interpol together against corruption in the timber industry

    With illicit trade and laundering of illegal timber worth an estimated 10-30% of the global wood trade, PEFC Italy, along with Conlegno, RiSSC and CNVP have launched a project aimed at preventing criminal organizations... [more...]

  • Interior September 30, 2014 13:03

    US: Residential window and door market forecast to grow

    The US market for residential windows is expected to grow by 9.1% in 2014 and by... [more...]

  • Market Prices September 30, 2014 11:14

    Finland: Sawlog and Pulpwood price index

    In Finland, the upward roundwood price trend which started in June continues in August. Pine and spruce sawlogs have become more expensive as compared to July by about 4,1 percent and 2,3 percent... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper September 30, 2014 09:46

    Stora Enso sells Corenso unit to Powerflute

    Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Corenso business operations to the Finnish packaging materials company Powerflute Oyj. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately... [more...]

  • Sawmilling September 30, 2014 08:11

    Canada: Lumber production and export fall in July

    Canada's lumber production by sawmills decreased 2.1% from June down to 4 961.1 thousand cubic metres in July. Compared with July 2013... [more...]

  • Sawmilling September 29, 2014 14:11

    Russia: Logging industry in Karelia suffers losses

    Unedged timber production in the Republic of Karelia in the first half of 2014 was 3.422 million m3 which is a 9.5% increase against the same period in 2013... [more...]

  • Sawmilling September 29, 2014 11:07

    Canada: Strong lumber sales in the second quarter

    Forest products companies from Canada reported mixed earnings in the second quarter of this year, with integrated producers, especially those with a building products focus, reporting the strongest results... [more...]

  • Wood Construction September 29, 2014 10:07

    Germany: Construction industry reports lower orders and turnover

    The total price-adjusted value of orders received by building construction and civil and underground engineering enterprises in Germany decreased 5.3% in July 2014 from the same month of the previous year. In building construction demand decreased 2.7%, in civil and underground engineering it decreased 7.7%. Total revenues fell... [more...]

  • Wood energy September 29, 2014 09:30

    International pellets trade on the rise

    Growth in the pellets industry has sparked an increase in international wood pellet trade. While opening up new opportunities for the industry’s manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and service providers, this growth poses additional challenges to logistics and storage. Experts from industry, research and politics will be on hand at the 13th Pellets Industry Forum, taking place in the Berlin Congress Center (bcc) from October 14–15, to discuss trends in the international pellets markets as well as new technological developments... [more...]

  • Sawmilling September 29, 2014 08:24

    Maibec to acquire Fraser Timber's Maine lumber mill

    This month, an agreement was signed between manufacturing company Maibec Inc. of Lévis, Quebec (Canada) and Fraser Timber LLC for Maibec's purchase of the assets of the Masardis Maine lumber mill. The mill employs approximately 135 people and can produce over... [more...]

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Price of wood pellets sees no improvements in Central and Western Europe

The price evolution of wood pellets in Central and Western Europe has been ascending throughout the whole 2013, with few exceptions. From January to December 2013, the average pellet price has increased by 9 percent in Germany, 6 percent in Austria and...[ more...]

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