the timber network


  • Market Prices
  • April 28, 2016 10:20

Finnish forestry on the verge of new resurgence

This year and next year roundwood trade and removals in Finland are growing towards a new level needed to satisfy the use of roundwood shifted by new forest industry investments. However, the full amount will not still be fully achieved in the forecast period. Trade and removal volumes have been quite large already in recent years so that in the coming years millennium record levels will be approached... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 28, 2016 08:23

West Fraser reports first quarter results

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported Q1/2016 net earnings of C$42 million, down from the C$49 million in the same 2015 quarter. The integrated company whose products include lumber, plywood, pulp and newsprint among others, reported that the revenues on sales advanced to C$1.077 billion from C$1.014 million in the Q1/2015... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 28, 2016 07:05

A new Softwood Lumber Agreement won't be agreed this year

A new Softwood Lumber Agreement won't be agreed in 2016, Carl Grenier, lecturer at Canada’s National School of Public Administration (ENAP) and Université Laval, told participants at this year's Montreal Wood Convention... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 27, 2016 16:03

Increasing EU sawn hardwood imports from Eastern Europe

A key trend in the EU sawn hardwood trade in recent years has been increased dependence on imports of lower value product from Eastern Europe, notably Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Bosnia and Serbia... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 27, 2016 14:49

Vida invested in Valutec's drying kilns for its Vislanda site

The Swedish Vida invested in modernisation of its Vislanda site (Sweden) by means of purchasing drying equipment from Valutec. The scope of supply includes progressive kilns. The investment will help to raise the site's annual capacity up to 48,000 m3 of sawn timber... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 27, 2016 13:26

Dropping roundwood prices in Latvia

In the second half of 2015, the average roundwood purchase prices in Latvia have continued their downward trend. According to data compiled by Latvia’s Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the sharpest fall in the softwood segment was recorded in purchase prices for spruce logs (diameter up to 14 cm), while in the hardwood segment– in the purchase prices of black alder logs (with a diameter over 24 cm)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 27, 2016 11:31

F&W buys O.C.S. Group Ltd.’s forestry and land subsidiaries

F&W Forestry Services, Inc. announced that it has acquired London-based O.C.S. Group Ltd.’s forestry and land subsidiaries. The acquisition includes three companies with forest management and real estate operations in North America and the United Kingdom.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 27, 2016 10:02

Japanese lumber demand from Europe and N. America expected to drop this year

The Japan Forestry Agency members met to discuss about the wood demand forecast for the first three quarters of 2016. They assume that the consumption tax increase would begin in 2017 and that the logs, plywood and laminated lumber imports will increase, compared to 2015. Yet, thelumber imports may decrease in the Q2 and Q3 of 2016... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 26, 2016 15:47

EU and Indonesia launch first ever FLEGT licensing scheme

The European Commission has announced that EU and Indonesia are ready to launch the first ever Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing scheme on legally produced tropical timber.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 26, 2016 14:21

Bergs Timber to acquire Jarl Timber AB from Norvik Hf

Bergs Timber AB today signed a letter of intent regarding the acquisition of all shares in Jarl Timber AB from Norvik Hf... [more...]

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