Sawmilling

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  • October 20, 2014 14:22

    Germany: Spruce lumber exports up 10%

    Spruce lumber exports of German sawmills amounted to 2,17 million cubic meters in the first seven months of 2014, up 10% compared to the same period last year. The value reached €417 million, higher by 13% over January-July 2013. Shipments to nearly all destinations increased, except... [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 09:24

    Universal Forest Products posts a 36,5% increase in net earnings

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. last week announced third-quarter 2014 results, including net earnings attributable to controlling interests of $19.2 million, up 36.5 percent over $14.1 million in the third quarter of 2013. Net sales grew to total [more...]

  • October 17, 2014 22:26

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 40, 2014

    Prices trends lacked consistency between geographic regions and product groups... [more...]

  • October 17, 2014 16:18

    2014- International Softwood Conference ended today

    On 16th and 17th of October 2014 the 67th International Softwood Conference (ISC) took place at the "Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt" in Berlin. More than 180 participants from 20 countries attended this year’s conference, which was jointly hosted by the German Organization of the Sawmill and Timber Industry (DeSH), the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)... [more...]

  • October 17, 2014 12:30

    Georgia-Pacific to expand sawmill capacity by 60%

    Georgia-Pacific has plans to invest $37 million in its lumber plant in Gurdon, Arkansas, US to expand the production capacity of the mill by about 60 percent. The improvements include the installation of a new continuous dry kiln and a planer mill, in addition to infrastructure improvements... [more...]

  • October 17, 2014 10:51

    High deliveries of German beech lumber to China and US

    In July 2014, Germany's sawn beech lumber exports improved by 12% versus the same month last year. The export value rose by 15%. In the period of January to July, exports show an increase of... [more...]

  • October 17, 2014 07:27

    Interfor to market Ilim Timber’s products in North America

    Interfor Corporation and Ilim Timber announced today they have reached an agreement under which Interfor will market Ilim Timber’s European lumber products in North America... [more...]

  • October 16, 2014 14:35

    DLH moves ahead with the process of selling the company

    As the sales processes of the business entities are progressing, DLH takes further initiatives in order to dissolve the HQ in Denmark. The remaining HQ employees, including the CEO and CFO, will leave the company no later than 30 April 2015... [more...]

  • October 16, 2014 13:58

    Lithuania: Roundwood prices on the rise

    The declining trend in Lithuanian roundwood prices which started in April stopped in July. Except spruce, prices for all sawlogs picked up as compared to the previous month. Moreover, prices for almost all assortments are well above the levels of last year. The price of pine, birch and alder are higher over July by between €0.50 and almost €3 per cubic meter (for birch). Noticeable is the surprising price surge for small-sized softwood, which is almost €10/m3 more expensive as compared to June... [more...]

  • October 16, 2014 07:46

    EU veneer market hits bottom

    The latest Eurostat data shows that the EU market for veneers has suffered severely in recent years. The supply of veneers to the EU fell 33% between 2007 and 2013 due to the combined effects of economic crises, the decline of domestic plywood manufacturing capacity and competitive pressure from a wide variety of substitute wood and non-wood materials... [more...]