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    Market Prices April 24, 2014 13:25

    China: Redwood prices climb as availability wanes

    Chinese 2013 imports of redwoods rose 52% compared to 2012, rising to 1.2 million cubic metres valued at RMB 8.6 billion. Of the total, redwood log imports rose 40% year on year to 1.06 million cubic metres, accounting for 39% of all hardwood logs imports... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper April 24, 2014 11:45

    Austrian paper industry revenues drop in 2013

    At its press conference, the 'Association of the Austrian Paper Industry' (Austropapier) presented little positive figures for the Austrian pulp and paper industry in 2013. The production decrease of 3.3%, down to 4,8 million tons, was accompanied by an almost equally sales volume and revenue decline... [more...]

  • Sawmilling April 24, 2014 10:05

    Stora Enso posts lower sales in the first quarter

    In the first quarter of 2014, Stora Enso's sales of Euro 2 568 million were Euro 104 million lower than a year ago as paper product sales continued to decline, partly due to the strengthening euro... [more...]

  • Market Prices April 24, 2014 08:06

    March roundwood prices in Finland

    In March 2014, roundwood prices in Finland are largely stable as compared to February, with only few minor changes. Pine logs price has registered a slight decrease... [more...]

  • Market Prices April 24, 2014 07:39

    Rising prices for birch plywood

    Prices for birch plywood from Europe and Russia have been rising during 2014. Finnish and Latvian producers report good order files and lengthening lead times for European customers... [more...]

  • Wood energy April 24, 2014 06:27

    North American wood pellet exports to Europe doubled in two years

    North America exported wood pellets valued at over 650 million dollars in 2013, a dramatic increase of more than 250 percent in just two years. The US South shipped almost three million tons last year, which was almost two-thirds of total export volume from North America... [more...]

  • Sawmilling April 23, 2014 14:12

    Stora Enso CEO to resign

    Stora Enso Chief Executive Officer Jouko Karvinen has expressed a desire to leave his position... [more...]

  • Market Prices April 23, 2014 14:01

    Central/West Africa: Firm demand triggers price increases

    Producers report that the price gains over the past weeks have been built upon further , especially for the main commercial species. The continued short supply of sapele, coupled with improving demand, has finally triggered price increase worth reporting. The rise in price for sapele has pulled up sipo prices for which demand is firm... [more...]

  • Wood energy April 23, 2014 12:22

    Metsä plans to invest a record €1,1 billion in next-generation bio-product mill

    Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is planning to build a bio-product mill in the existing mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. When materialized, the approximately EUR 1.1 billion investment would be the largest ever investment in the forest industry in Finland. The new mill with an annual pulp production capacity of 1.3 million tonnes is planned to be operational in 2017... [more...]

  • Wood energy April 23, 2014 10:11

    RusForest: first wood pellets shipment to Europe

    RusForest recently shipped more than 6,000 tons of wood pellets produced at the Company's LDK-3 pellet mill in Arkhangelsk. The pellets are expected to be used as fuel for a European coal-fired power plants... [more...]

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Top North American lumber producers in 2013: large companies continue to expand

The top 20 Canadian companies managed to increase their market share of total Canadian lumber exports, from 79,8% in 2012 to 80,5% in 2013. Canfor has once again remained the top Canadian lumber producer with an output of 4.2 billion bf. In the US, Weyerhaeuser leads the way with a total lumber production of 3,2 billion bf...[ more...]

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