the timber network


Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • May 05, 2015 11:34

US: Softwood lumber price 15% lower than last year

Sales of framing lumber picked up overall, but downside pressure on prices intensified in a few regions, namely the Inland West and South. A few curtailments in Western Canada drew attention, and contributed to a mildly firmer tone in the S-P-F market. But the downward price trend was unabated and grew steeper in Southern Pine. Traders in many SYP markets said this was due in part to competitively priced Canadian S-P-F... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 05, 2015 10:01

Ruble devaluation stimulates growth of Russian forest industry

In the second half of 2014, the entire Russian business developed in complex geopolitical conditions, on the background of economic tensions and lack of funding possibilities. On the other hand, a strong devaluation of the national currency allowed export-oriented Russian timber industry to receive surplus revenues. By the end of 2014, the Russian forest industry recorded unprecedented revenues... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 05, 2015 07:26

EU: Sharp increase in imports of Chinese MLH plywood

The increase in EU28 imports of Chinese plywood in 2014 was driven mainly by rising demand for plywood faced with “other hardwood”. Most consists of Mixed Light Hardwood (MLH) plywood faced with eucalyptus and poplar, with a smaller amount of birch, other temperate hardwood and lesser known tropical species... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 04, 2015 08:03

EU plywood imports highest since financial crisis

EU28 imports of plywood increased 12% to 3.7 million cu.m in 2014, the highest level since before the financial crisis. Import value also increased 12% to €1.35 billion. The rise was driven mainly by improved consumption in several European markets, notably the UK... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 29, 2015 16:01

Tax cut on wood flooring suggested in China

China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA) has submitted a recommendation for a reduction in taxes on flooring manufacturers to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Administration of Taxation. The CTWPDA suggests policies need to be formulated to encourage timber utilisation in the flooring industry...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 29, 2015 12:02

Plum Creek reports strong Q1

Plum Creek announced first quarter earnings of $42 million on revenues of $406 million. Earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $30 million on revenues of $317 million...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 29, 2015 10:03

Trends, new products and concepts at Interzum 2015

A leading international trade fair like Interzum presents visitors with the newest trends in the furniture industry and interior design. While preparing for their fair appearance, exhibitors therefore put serious consideration into questions like: What trends do they see for the future? Which products will deliver on those trends? And which new products and services will they actually present at the fair? To gauge initial opinion, Koelnmesse asked the Interzum exhibitors some questions in advance of the fair... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 28, 2015 13:06

UPM Plywood increases sales and profits

UPM Plywood division managed to increase EBITDA by 47 percent to €25 million in the first quarter, due to a higher plywood demand and reduced costs... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 28, 2015 09:05

54th Milan Furniture Fair closes with much acclaim

The Salone del Mobile in Milan closed with 310,840 visitors through its doors. The visitor numbers confirm the trend seen in 2013, the last time the biennial exhibitions devoted to lighting and the office were held. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 27, 2015 08:39

Raute supplies UPM's Otepää plywood mill

Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately EUR 13 million for the machinery and equipment for the expansion of UPM Plywood's mill in Otepää, Estonia... [more...]

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