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  • Forestry
  • May 28, 2015 15:02

Drop in US West Coast log and lumber exports

Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 272 million board feet in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of nearly 16 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2014... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 28, 2015 12:39

RusForest reports increased EBITDA in Q1/2015

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, today released its first quarter report 2015. The company harvested 74,304 m3 of sawlogs in Magistralny (Russia) in Q1 2015 (Q1 2014: 76,106 m3), and 262,415 m3 of sawlogs in Ust-Ilimsk forest lease areas (Q1 2014: 192,008 m3)... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 28, 2015 10:07

Turkey increases tax on furniture imports to 50%; initiates anti-dumping investigations on Chinese plywood

A decree by the Turkish cabinet of ministers increased the tax rate on furniture imports to 50 percent from 13 percent... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 28, 2015 10:02

Metro-Ply orders new Dieffenbacher CPS+ press

At the end of April 2015, the largest wood-based panel manufacturer in Thailand awarded the core package of a particle board plant to Dieffenbacher. The scope of supply includes ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 28, 2015 09:34

Rubberwood parquet floor developed in Japan

Sanyu Yukakoji (Tokyo), wooden floor applicator for condominium, school and commercial buildings, has developed rubberwood flooring blocks jointly with a flooring manufacturer in Thailand... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • May 28, 2015 08:32

Austria: Price of wood pellets continues to drop in May

Following a sharp drop of -5.7% in April, the price of EnplusA1 pellets in Austria continued to decline in May... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 27, 2015 14:23

US imports: Temperate timber the only winner

With the exception of hardwood flooring and temperate sawn hardwood, U.S. imports of other wood products declined in February. Wooden furniture imports fell significantly and were even slightly lower than at the same time in 2014... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 27, 2015 13:01

Commercial roundwood harvesting volumes are growing in Ukraine

The Ukrainian State Statistics Servies recently published the data on commercial roundwood harvesting in the period from 2010 to 2014. In 2010-2014 commercial roundwood volumes had been constantly growing and reached 18333.2 thousand m3 in 2014, the highest point had been reached back in 2011 - 17510.3 thousand m3 against 16145.6 thousand m3 in 2010...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 27, 2015 12:10

Lumber prices in U.S. to rebound in 2015 on rising housing starts and Chinese demand

Analysts forecast a price of US$360/mbf by year-end from current US$260/mbf...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • May 27, 2015 10:01

Södra increases price for softwood pulp in Europe

Due to low global softwood pulp stocks and solid demand, Södra will increase its market price for NBSK... [more...]

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special report

Schweighofer threatens to withdraw from Romania due to the new Forestry Code

A huge scandal is ongoing in Romania's forest industry. On one side, the population which accuses the destruction of the country's forests, domestic wood processers who face bankruptcy, mass-media and NGO's who support both sides. On the other side, politicians, often accused as complices to the clearcutting of large portions of Romanian forests for profit and for failing to control illegal logging. All of this, Romanians say, for the interest of large foreign companies such as Holzindustrie Schweighofer... [ more...]

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