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  • Forestry
  • February 12, 2016 12:28

Forecast: Japanese imports of wood products expected to be stable in 2016

The Timber Supply and Demand Conference of Japan, which is formed by five groups of imported wood products, came up with the projection of demand for 2016. According to the projection, there will not be any significant change on both Japanese import of logs and lumber... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 12, 2016 11:38

France: Latest softwood and hardwood lumber prices

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

  • Market Prices
  • February 11, 2016 14:22

Central/West Africa: Log prices remain stable but volumes are small

Producers in West and Central Africa report that international demand is generally dull but, for the small volumes traded, prices are still holding at late 2015 levels. Having said that, small volumes of okoume veneer logs have changed hands at prices previously seen for peeler logs. Producers also report some business in belli and okan log exports but volumes are small... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 11, 2016 12:03

Maibec acquires Eastern white cedar shingles manufacturer

Maibec Inc. has acquired Cedar Balmoral Ltd., a manufacturer of Eastern white cedar shingles located in Balmoral, New Brunswick.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 11, 2016 10:41

Finland: Sawn timber production fell in 2015

Finland's production of softwood sawn timber decreased 2.7%. The figures for pulp and paperboard were clearly more positive than other forest industry statistics... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 11, 2016 09:01

Sharp increase in EU imports of tropical LVL, mouldings and flooring

European imports of all major tropical wood products increased in the first eleven months of 2015. There was particularly strong growth in the value of EU imports of tropical joinery products (mainly LVL) which increased 27.2% to euro 237.2 million, together with mouldings/decking which increased 25.3% to euro 228.1 million. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 10, 2016 09:18

Sharp increase in EU imports of tropical LVL, mouldings and flooring

European imports of tropical timber showed healthy growth between January and November of last year, with total value rising 15% to euro 2.059bn (2014: euro 1.788bn). The first quarter of 2015 was particularly strong, with an increase of 20.5% over the still relatively weak first three months of 2014. After a dip in summer 2015, imports picked up again between September and November last year... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 10, 2016 07:07

North American wood pellet exports reach new high in the 3Q/2015

The wood pellet industry keeps investing in new production capacity in the US South because of higher pellet demand in the United Kingdom. In the 3Q/15, 77% of North America’s pellet exports were from the southeastern US... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 08, 2016 16:01

Russian softwood lumber prices decreased by 22% in 2015

In 2015, sales of softwood lumber from Russia to foreign markets increased by 5% to 22.4 million m3. However, sales volume in value terms fell by $753 million to ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 08, 2016 10:24

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 5, 2016

Solid carryover from last week’s more active finish extended order files and lifted framing lumber prices — some sharply. Many traders noted their most active week of early 2016; they covered near-term needs, and mills extended order files into mid- to late February. But some buyers held back, based on adequate inventories or on a sense of caution about the market’s near-term course. Even so, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $4, to $309... [more...]

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