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  • September 16, 2014 11:45

    High levels of Czech log exports to Austria and Germany

    Following a 25% increase in 2013, Czech softwood log exports have picked up in the first five months of 2014. In terms of value, the surge is of 13% (to € 152,8 million) as compared to the € 135,7 million from January-May 2013... [more...]

  • September 16, 2014 10:03

    Rebound in EU tropical hardwood imports unlikely during 2014

    Although there has been some shifting between product groups, total EU imports of tropical hardwood products in the first half of 2014 hardly recovered from the historically low levels recorded in the previous two years... [more...]

  • September 16, 2014 07:53

    Global forest industry inches up in the second quarter of the year

    The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) inched up again in the 2Q/14 to reach a three-year high of $89.93/m3. However, price increases for sawlogs were not universal across the 20 regions that form the basis for the GSPI. Prices, in US dollar terms, were generally up in North America, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Oceania, while they fell in Western Europe. The trade of logs in Europe picked up in 2013, with import volumes hitting their highest levels since 2008 and log exports reaching a ten-year high... [more...]

  • September 15, 2014 14:53

    Södra's interim report January-August 2014: Positive performance and improved profitability

    Södra's earnings to date this year (accumulated January-August) improved to SEK 1,012 million or EUR 109,5 million and amounted to SEK 509 million or EUR 55 million for the second four-month period. The earnings improvement was primarily attributable to increased demand and higher prices for finished goods... [more...]

  • September 15, 2014 14:08

    Germany: Slower beech lumber exports to Europe, balanced in Asia and US

    German sawn beech lumber exports recorded the biggest increases to Asia and the United States in the first half of the year. The 5% export volume surplus against the first half of the year is also reflected in value, where the rise is the same. Shipments to China surged by 15% in volume (to 80,877 m3) and 17% in value ( to € 23,4 million), while those to the United States by... [more...]

  • September 15, 2014 10:00

    Ghana: First half wood product exports up 4.5%

    Ghana's first half year wood product exports amounted to 143,541 cubic metres, up 4.5% on the 137,363 cubic metres shipped in the first half of 2013. Export of three products sawnwood, plywood and veneers accounted for 84% of the first half 2014 export volume... [more...]

  • September 14, 2014 22:50

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 36, 2014

    Traders looking for a post-holiday resurgence in trading of framing lumber were mostly disappointed... [more...]

  • September 12, 2014 14:10

    Large sawmill inaugurated in Russia

    On September 5, an official inauguration ceremony took place at the Boguchansky LPK mill in the Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Kraslesinvest launched the first stage of the project, a sawmill line. The plant is part of a major investment project... [more...]

  • September 12, 2014 11:04

    Central/West Africa: Producers content with current prices in EU markets

    European buyers have not yet resumed purchasing after the summer vacation period but, with the economies in the main markets in the EU looking more positive W. African producers are convinced they will see sustained business through to year end... [more...]

  • September 12, 2014 10:11

    Vietnam's wood products exports continue to rise

    In the first seven months of the year, Vietnam exported US$ 5,7 billion worth of wood and furniture products, according to statistics issued by the Vietnamese General Department of Customs. From the bulk, exports of furniture grew by 18,4% year-on-year, up to US$ 2,3 billion, while exports of wood products rose by... [more...]