the timber network


  • Forestry
  • October 13, 2015 12:45

Malaysia: First half wood products export performance

The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) reported timber sector exports of RM10.46 billion (approx. US$ 3.77 billion) in the first half of the year. Wooden furniture exports accounted for the biggest share of wood product exports at RM3.33 billion (31.8% of the total)... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 13, 2015 12:03

Austria: Softwood lumber prices around last year's level

In October, prices for softwood lumber in Austria moved slightly below the previous year. A more pronounced downward trend was registered in boards assortments. Other products fluctuate around the previous year's prices. Edged and rough boards even show a minimal upward trend... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 12, 2015 16:05

U.S.: softwood and panel prices - week 1; October 2015

Trading in framing lumber turned more upbeat, as concerns about this week’s expiration of the Softwood Lumber Agreement dissipated. Traders largely tossed aside any angst about heavier-than-normal shipments after the SLA’s October 12 expiration, as Canadian mills built order files into the second half of October. Demand was driven by secondaries replenishing thinning inventories. With most species showing at least an uptick in key prices, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $6. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 12, 2015 14:26

Lumber Liquidators admits to Lacey Act violations; agrees to pay US$10 million in fines

The U.S. hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators has agreed to plead guilty to violations of a Customs law and the Lacey Act, and pay a combined total of US$10 million in fines, community service payments and forfeited proceeds. $7.8 million will be paid in fines to the Lacey fund, $1.2 million Community Service payments, and $969 thousand in forfeited proceeds. This decision comes after a US Department of Justice investigation which started back in 2013, about the company using illegally imported timber from eastern Russia... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 12, 2015 08:28

India: Investment in lamination technology opens new opportunities

Recent development in further processing of wood based panels by Indian plywood and board manufacturers is having a positive impact especially in the cabinet and furniture making industries. Until recently plywood makers only sold raw panels for laminating elsewhere but now many panel makers have invested in laminating equipment... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 09, 2015 15:20

EPF launches the project “Compulsory E1”

The European Wood-Based Panel Federation (EPF) announced the new panEuropean project “Compulsory E1” that seeks to ensure common legislation throughout Europe for the production, import and marketing of wood-based panels, and of products made from them at E1 level (or below)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 09, 2015 14:01

French Thébault group invests €10 million in plywood production

French group Thébault plans an investment plan of 10 millions € over the years 2015 and 2016. The investments will concern all production sites mainly in France but also in Gabon... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 08, 2015 15:41


The next event is still three months away, but it's meeting with a tremendous response on the part of the market, with almost all show’s available space already booked. All signs are already pointing to a winning DOMOTEX 2016 (16 to 19 January) in Hannover, Germany... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 08, 2015 13:39

Ghana: Healthy wood products export growth in the first seven months

Ghana exported a total 207,051 cu.m of wood products during the period January to July 2015 up 17% year on year. The corresponding value for exports in the same period was euro 105.77million, up 47% year on year. The main export products in the January to July period were sawnwood (air and kiln dry), plywood to regional markets, teak poles and billets of teak, wawa, ceiba, gmelina and papao/apa... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 08, 2015 10:41

Germany: Wood products prices drop in August

In August, the German producer prices for wood products have predominantly tended downwards. Compared to July, only boards, battens and stock timber were on a rising price trend. Eight of the 17 analyzed wood products have become cheaper over the previous month, while six show an unchanged price level. The price for laminate flooring, raw particleboard and KVH has declined... [more...]

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