Sawmilling

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  • August 22, 2014 09:11

    Guyana: First half log exports up 80%

    First half 2014 wood product exports were worth US$21.8 mil. while first half 2103 exports totaled US$16.9 mil. Exports of seven products account for over 90% of Guyana's international trade in wood products which grew by 51% in 2014... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 15:04

    Sweden: Decreasing sawlog prices during the second quarter of 2014

    The second quarter of 2014 shows decreasing sawlog prices in Sweden after a slight surge in the 1Q. Pine and spruce sawlogs are both cheaper by about... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 11:25

    Germany triples oak log shipments to China

    German exports of oak sawlogs from January to May 2014 are slightly above the levels of the same period of 2013. The volume exported of 41 thousand cubic meters is 4% higher than in 2013, while the value has increased by 16%, up to EUR 7,6 million, backed by rising prices. If shipments to fellow European Union countries are in regress over January-May 2013, booming shipments to China have supported the overall surge in German exports... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 09:50

    Belarus to ban log exports

    During a visit at Belarus national forestry breeding and seed production center on 19 August, the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko ordered the ban of unprocessed wood export... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 09:34

    US eases sanctions; door opens for Myanmar's timber exports

    The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) has issued a press release on the lifting of US restrictions on timber imports from Myanmar... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 08:20

    Are imports being directed to EU countries with poor record of EUTR enforcement?

    In July, the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) convened a meeting "to consider perspectives on implementation, enforcement and outcomes of the EUTR on the market". The meeting was attended by representatives of ETTF member associations from France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and the UK. Rupert Oliver, Lead Consultant to ITTO's EC - funded FLEGT VPA Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) project, delivered a presentation for the ITTO IMM on “Do Statistics tell us anything about EUTR implementation and possible impacts?”... [more...]

  • August 20, 2014 14:44

    Finnish sawlog prices trending downwards

    Throughout the first five months of this year the average price for pine and spruce sawlogs in Finland has slightly trended downwards, while birch sawlogs price remained stable, as can be seen in the following infographic. In June, a slight gain in spruce price can be seen, while... [more...]

  • August 20, 2014 12:36

    Germany: Beech logs export prices on the rise

    Prices of beech logs exported by Germany from January to May 2014 increased compared to the first five months of 2013. With an average price of 129 €/m3, logs delivered to China, Germany's main export country, in January-May 2014 were 12 €/m3 more expensive than in the same period last year... [more...]

  • August 20, 2014 09:55

    Brazilian woodbased panel exports rise in first half 2014

    According to Brazilian Industry of Trees (IBÁ), the volume of woodbased panel exports in the first half of this year totalled 251,000 cu.m, a 22% increase compared to the same period of 2013... [more...]

  • August 19, 2014 15:10

    Infographic: European sawmills expand softwood lumber shipments to China

    Following a 2013 when European sawmills almost tripled their softwood lumber shipments to China, it seems that in the first five months of 2014 this trend is set to continue, though... [more...]