the timber network


  • Forestry
  • November 27, 2015 11:04

ISC 2015: Worldwide softwood lumber production rising steadily

The global production of softwood lumber is steadily increasing, with Europe still the largest producer (300 million cubic meters per year) and drivers of demand in North America and China. The per capita consumption is highest in North America, while in Europe, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Latvia top the list.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 26, 2015 13:09

China: Free trade zone in Manzhouli Port

China has signed many free trade agreements as part of it trade development strategy. Current agreements cover 22 countries and regions such as the ten ASEAN countries, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Iceland, Switzerland, South Korea and Australia... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 26, 2015 12:02

Latvia's forest products exports up 3%

In the first nine months of 2015, Latvia exported forest products in the value of EUR 1.532 billion, an increase of 3 percent as compared to the same period of last year, when Latvian exports came up to 1.489 billion... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 26, 2015 10:00

US softwood lumber price drops as buyers shift into holiday mode

Framing lumber prices softened in the week ending Nov. 20 as producers struggled to sell their output, with the biggest drops in Southern pine as producers cut key #2 prices in double digits, reported Random Lengths in its weekly Lumber Market Report. The Framing lumber composite dropped US$10 (3.07%) to $316 per thousand board ft. (mbf) – down $47 (12.95%) from the price at this time last year of $363/mbf... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 26, 2015 09:10

John Deere reports 32% quarterly drop in sales of forestry and construction equipment

For the fourth quarter ended October 31, worldwide net sales of John Deere registered a decline of 25 percent, to $6.715 billion, and decreased 20 percent, to $28.863 billion, for the 12 months of the company's fiscal year... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 25, 2015 10:31

New Zealand: Log export prices rise on higher Chinese demand

New Zealand's log export prices jumped to 7-month high in November on increasing Chinese demand, the country's largest customer... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • November 24, 2015 15:03

Austrian wood pellets slightly more expensive this month

The price of wood pellets in Austria is rather stable in November 2015. One tonne of pellets is more expensive by only 0.5% as compared to October. The price currently stands at ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 24, 2015 10:15

China: Sharp fall in import volumes and prices of logs

Chinese imports of logs have dropped significantly during the first three quarters of 2015. Imports were down 14 percent in volume and 31% in value as compared with the same period of 2014. Of the total log imports, softwood imports were valued at around US$2.8 billion on a volume of 22.8 million m³ (an average value of US$122/m³)... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 24, 2015 08:27

Current prices of logs, sawnwood and plywood in India

The second round of auctions for the current season has been concluded at Forest Depart Depots in Surat and Vyara. Around 12,000 cubic metres of good quality domestically grown teak and some non-teak hardwoods was on offer. Despite prices for imported plantation teak easing auction prices were firm. Locally grown teak is always preferred by millers as the quality is higher, the sap is smaller, the form is good and the girths are larger all of which contribute to better recover rates in the mill... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 24, 2015 07:05

France: Lumber prices in the third quarter of 2015

In the following report you can check the latest available lumber prices in France (both softwood as well as hardwood) for the third quarter of 2015...... [more...]

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