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 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...]

  • 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...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • April 27, 2016 08:42

Austria: Price of wood pellets drops more than 4% in April

The price of wood pellets in Austria dropped once again this month. Austrian Enplus A1 wood pellets cost in April an average of... [more...]

  • Interior
  • April 26, 2016 14:34

Highlights of the Chinese furniture industry in 2015

According to the China Furniture Association, the value of China’s furniture output increased 0.4% year on year and the 2015 income generated by the main enterprises rose 9% with a corresponding rise in profitability (+14%)... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 26, 2016 12:01

US is still the largest hardwood supplier to Europe

The USA remained the single largest external supplier of sawn hardwood into the EU in 2015, but deliveries fell by 6% to 366,000 cu.m.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 26, 2016 09:03

North American structural panel production up 3.1%

North American structural panel production and apparent consumption increased by 3.1% and 3.4% in the Q1 of 2016, compared to the Q4 of 2015... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 25, 2016 11:25

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 16, 2016

Price trends in US framing lumber were mixed last week. Southern Pine was the primary exception to a wider weakening trend. A number of SYP mills were off the market as they caught up on late shipments. Torrential rains and floods preoccupied traders in East Texas, but other key markets picked up the slack. In other species, trading was generally liquid, but producers usually had to trim prices to entice buyers.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 25, 2016 08:29

9% increase in EU tropical sawn hardwood imports

In 2015, EU imports of tropical sawn hardwood were 1.05 million cu.m, 9% more than previous year. The value of EU imports increased by 15% to Euro772 million... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 22, 2016 15:25

Sawlog prices drop slightly in Sweden

The average delivery prices of sawlogs in Sweden fell by 2% in the Q1 of 2016, compared to the Q4 of 2015. The prices fell by 3% in the Northern region and decreased by 5% and 3% in Central and Southern regions, respectively... [more...]

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