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Special Reports

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  • July 06, 2015 10:38

Russia considers ban on roundwood exports to Finland

Russia might restrict roundwood exports to Finland due to Helsinki’s refusal to grant entry visas to six Russian officials... [more...]

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  • June 29, 2015 10:09

Oak continues its momentum in France

For French forest owners there are some good news. For French sawyers, it's rather the opposite. The latest public auction organized in France in mid 2015, shows no pause in the oak roundwood market. Actually, the contrary can be noticed, with new tensions on supplies to sawmills resulting in significant price increases in many French production areas since the beginning of 2015... [more...]

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  • June 23, 2015 08:16

China extends commercial logging bans; wood imports expected to climb by 95 million m3/yr

The ban will reduce China's timber output by 50 million cubic meters per year ... [more...]

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  • June 17, 2015 09:40

SBP- an alternative to EN-plus certification in Russia?

Despite the popularity of the pellet quality certificate EN-plus, with the course of time there appear new players on the biomass certification market. For example, SBP or the Sustainable Biomass Partnership... [more...]

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  • May 27, 2015 12:10

Lumber prices in U.S. to rebound in 2015 on rising housing starts and Chinese demand

Analysts forecast a price of US$360/mbf by year-end from current US$260/mbf. Lumber futures, which dropped to three-year low in the week ended May 15, have since rebounded by 15%, with July futures closing at US$269.60 per thousand board ft. (mbf) on May 21... [more...]

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  • May 18, 2015 13:08

Schweighofer threatens to withdraw from Romania due to the new Forestry Code

A huge scandal is ongoing in Romania's forest industry. On one side, the population which accuses the destruction of the country's forests, domestic wood processers who face bankruptcy, mass-media and NGO's who support both sides. On the other side, politicians, often accused as complices to the clearcutting of large portions of Romanian forests for profit and for failing to control illegal logging. All of this, Romanians say, for the interest of large foreign companies such as Holzindustrie Schweighofer... [more...]

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  • May 13, 2015 12:24

Interzum 2015: Veneer industry sees light on the horizon

At Interzum fair held in May, 5-8 in Cologne, IHB-Fordaq asked the exhibitors how they estimate the current market situation. Almost all of them declared themselves more satisfied now than a year ago, with few exceptions... [more...]

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  • May 11, 2015 13:01

Chinese plywood target of EUTR enforcement activities

Earlier this year, the UK government published a report on EUTR enforcement measures targeting importers of Chinese plywood. The report was prepared by the National Measurements Office (NMO), the UK government agency responsible for EUTR. The report states that the focus on Chinese plywood is not due to concerns about illegal harvesting in China. Instead it is due to the perceived risks of China's high dependence on imports and the complexity of supply chains for plywood in China... [more...]

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  • April 27, 2015 15:00

Significant softwood price decline in the Eastern France

With the construction market in France having reduced by 40% since 2007, in terms of housing, how could the sawnwood prices remain stable? How could fir and spruce log prices keep their high levels of 2014, even though before they had been supported by the mild economic climate?... [more...]

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  • April 22, 2015 13:24

FORDAQ organizes new online auction of woodworking machinery

FORDAQ is organizing five new auction sales next month. From woodworking machines, such as sawing or moulding machines, to full painting lines and other products, our next auctions will be organized in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. The starting date will be May 5th and ending date on May 19th.... [more...]

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