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  • Market Prices
  • February 28, 2015 15:11

U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 8, 2015

Harsh weather sidetracked traders across the eastern half of the U.S., and a ripple effect spread into other regions...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 27, 2015 22:52

U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 7, 2015

Sales were tough to come by, and the goal of many framing lumber traders was simply to make it through the week...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 27, 2015 08:44

Japanese plywood market update

Japanese domestic softwood plywood market is holding without any change. In December, plywood deliveries had difficulty by shortage of delivery trucks as trucks were taken for deliveries of year end gifts. Since the manufacturers announced price hike in late November for December deliveries, orders increased so much that the manufacturers failed to perform in time and some of orders did not arrive even in late December... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 26, 2015 14:00

Ghana: Current prices for exported wood products

Latest prices in Ghana for exported logs, sawnwood, veneer and plywood...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 26, 2015 10:37

Martco announces new OSB plant

Martco L.L.C. announced the selection of Corrigan, Texas as the location for a new, state-of-the-art oriented strandboard (OSB) facility. The facility is expected to employ 165. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with startup anticipated by fall 2017... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 26, 2015 08:11

Russia gains market shares in EU plywood imports

In terms of plywood imports, the Russian birch seems more and more attractive on the EU market. Even though Russia has traditionally been a major plywood supplier for the EU countries, now the country managed to take the lead in the first eleven months of 2014, surpassing China...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 26, 2015 07:56

Chile posts record wood products exports in 2014

China, United States and Japan are currently responsible to 45% of the Chilean forestry products exports that ended up 2014 at record of US$6,09bil, 6,7% ahead of the previous year. This means an increase of 3,1% over the last record of 2011... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 25, 2015 14:42

Latest price movements of logs, sawnwood and plywood in Brazil

The following report contains latest prices of logs, sawnwood and plywood from Brazil...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 24, 2015 10:21

Armstrong World Industries to split into two companies

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. on Monday announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to separate the company's Flooring business from its Ceilings (Building Products) business, creating two independent industry-leading publicly traded companies. The separation is intended to be a tax-free spin-off of the Flooring business to the company's shareholders, and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2015 13:54

Rougier's revenues up 11.4% in 2014 following a dynamic fourth quarter

Rougier recorded €157.8 million in consolidated revenues for 2014, up 11.4% from 2013. The fourth quarter saw a particularly dynamic level of business, climbing to €49.5 million, with 24.9% growth versus the fourth quarter of 2013... [more...]

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