• Panels October 20, 2014 16:03

    Siempelkamp: Ten sold wood-based material production plants in 2014

    Including two new orders from Turkish wood-based material manufacturers, Siempelkamp has sold ten wood-based material production plants in 2014 to date. With this result, the machine builder has already reached the total number of orders received during the previous business year... [more...]

  • Panels October 20, 2014 15:13

    North American structural panel output advances through September

    North American structural panel production and apparent consumption were up 2.1% and 3.5%... [more...]

  • Market Prices October 20, 2014 14:22

    Germany: Spruce lumber exports up 10%

    Spruce lumber exports of German sawmills amounted to 2,17 million cubic meters in the first seven months of 2014, up 10% compared to the same period last year. The value reached €417 million, higher by 13% over January-July 2013. Shipments to nearly all destinations increased, except... [more...]

  • Sawmilling October 20, 2014 09:24

    Universal Forest Products posts a 36,5% increase in net earnings

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. last week announced third-quarter 2014 results, including net earnings attributable to controlling interests of $19.2 million, up 36.5 percent over $14.1 million in the third quarter of 2013. Net sales grew to total [more...]

  • Forestry October 20, 2014 08:05

    Brazil develops Reverse Logistics Plan

    The wood and furniture sector of Paraná State has developed a Reverse Logistics Plan (RLP). Reverse logistics defines all operations related to the reuse of products and materials. It is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient cost effective flow of raw materials... [more...]

  • Panels October 20, 2014 07:00

    Rising global demand for Chinese plywood

    The international demand for Chinese plywood has improved since the beginning of 2014 according to the latest statistics from China Custom. In the period January to August 2014 China's plywood exports rose 15% to 7.81 million cubic metres, up around one million cubic metres from the same period of 2013. The USA remains the main destination for China's plywood exports... [more...]

  • Market Prices October 17, 2014 22:26

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 40, 2014

    Prices trends lacked consistency between geographic regions and product groups... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
    Sawmilling October 17, 2014 16:18

    2014- International Softwood Conference ended today

    On 16th and 17th of October 2014 the 67th International Softwood Conference (ISC) took place at the "Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt" in Berlin. More than 180 participants from 20 countries attended this year’s conference, which was jointly hosted by the German Organization of the Sawmill and Timber Industry (DeSH), the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)... [more...]

  • Market Prices October 17, 2014 13:51

    Germany: Pellets price increases in October

    In Germany, the average price for a tonne of wood pellets in October stands at... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper October 17, 2014 13:00

    Södra commences expansion of Mörrum

    The expansion of Södra Cell Mörrum has started. On 16 October, Södra's CEO Lars Idermark, together with representatives from NCC and Valmet, turned the first soil in the project. Earlier this year, Södra's Board of Directors decided to invest approximately SEK 700 million (≈76,5 million) to increase pulp production at Södra Cell Mörrum. A new chip plant will be constructed and... [more...]

special report France: Sawyers face problems as softwood log prices are increasing

France: Sawyers face problems as softwood log prices are increasing

The fall-winter softwood auction campaign organized by ONF (France's National Office of Forests) in France was launched on highly dynamic bases. French sawmills face increasing supply problems, which are particularly noticeable in the mountains of the east and especially in Jura region. For example, the auction organized in Champagnole on September 17 resulted in only 2% unsold volume and a new quarterly price increase...[ more...]

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