the timber network


  • Market Prices
  • March 05, 2015 09:20

Myanmar: Average prices of sawn timber at latest auctions

Prices for sawn teak in the Open Tender held on 20 February averaged US$4500 per cubic ton for boards and ranged from US$1000 to US$2000 per cubic ton for Second Class teak scantlings. Third Class (the lowest grade) scantlings sold for between US$500 and US$1000 per cubic ton...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 04, 2015 16:11

EU wooden furniture imports rebounded in 2014

After falling 14% in 2013, the value of EU wooden furniture imports rebounded by 10% in 2014 to reach €5.12 billion. Imports from China fell 16% in 2013 but recovered by 14% to €2.81 billion in 2014. EU imports from the rest of the world also rebounded in 2014, increasing 8% to €2.3 billion after a 13% decline in 2013... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 04, 2015 09:30

Malaysia: Healthy wood products export growth in 2014; log shipments surge 59%

Malaysia's wood product exports grew 9.7% in 2014 year on year... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 04, 2015 09:01

Ukrainian wood pellet market on the rise

Despite the political discord between Russia and Ukraine, both countries face similar processes: national currencies devaluation, price surge and a growing demand for biomass. While Russia is interested in pellet production due to export activities, Ukraine’s goal is to reduce usage of fossil fuel to a minimum. Moreover, Europe’s demand for cheap pellets produced by the neighbouring countries encourages pellet production. Russia, Belarus and Ukraine expand their pellet exports at almost the same pace... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 03, 2015 13:03

Japan: Imports of logs from North America dropped sharply in 2014

Total Japanese import of North American logs in 2014 was 3,047 M cbms, 10.8% less than 2013. Log import in 2013 increased by 14% than 2012 due to rush-in import before the consumption tax hike so 2014 volume dropped compared to active import in 2013... [more...]

  • Machinery News
  • March 03, 2015 11:21

Homag group generates record sales revenue in 2014

Homag Group AG was able to substantially increase sales revenue and order intake, and further improve its operative earnings indicators in fiscal year 2014. A member of the Dürr Group since 2014, the company's sales revenue increased by about 16 percent to EUR 914.8 million (prior year: EUR 788.8 million) based on preliminary figures... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 03, 2015 09:21

Canadian lumber production and export increase in 2014

Lumber production in Canada increased by 1,22% in 2014 as compared to 2013. Total output reached 59,617.9 thousand cubic meters, over 58,898.7 thousand m3 in 2013...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 03, 2015 07:56

Exports of growing importance for EU furniture manufacturers

While external trade forms only a small part of the EU furniture sector, it is becoming much more relevant to European furniture manufacturers... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 02, 2015 12:26

Austria: Softwood lumber more expensive in January

In January, prices of softwood lumber in Austria have increased for almost all assortments as compared to December. However, if compared to January 2014, there are some mixed results... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 02, 2015 11:14

EU trade in wood furniture rises in 2014

The sharp rise in the EU trade surplus in wooden furniture between 2010 and 2013 came to a halt last year as the pace of increase in EU exports slowed while there was an upturn in imports... [more...]

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