the timber network


  • Market Prices
  • January 31, 2015 20:52

U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 4, 2015

The tone of the framing lumber market improved with a late-week pickup in sales...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 31, 2015 20:49

China: Prices of main wood commodities in December 2014

This index contains the most update prices of logs and lumbers from the two major timber distribution markets in China: Shanghai Furen Timber Market and Guangzhou Yuzhu Timber Market...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • January 30, 2015 13:11

German pellet market weakens in 2014

With 2.1 million tonnes produced (t) Germany has consolidated its position as a leading international manufacturer of wood pellets in 2014. This time there was an increase in pellet furnaces by approx. 36,500 new stoves and heaters to a total of 358,000 units. For 2015, the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association's (DEPV) predicts a 10% percent increase in domestic pellet production... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 30, 2015 13:09

Japan: Housing starts fall sharply in 2014

Japan's housing starts declined slightly less-than-expected in December. Housing starts fell...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 30, 2015 12:21

Indonesia: Revised regulations for wood product export controls

The Indonesian Ministry of Forestry has issued a press release on revised regulations for wood product export controls. This says, beginning 1 January this year, the revised regulations for Indonesia's domestic Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) came into effect. The revisions were agreed by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Industry and are aimed at supporting export growth through simplifying the TLAS requirements for small and medium sized enterprises... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 30, 2015 11:57

Canadian lumber production and export dips in November

In November, Canadian sawmills slowed down lumber production as well as exports...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 30, 2015 10:38

Ikea's worldwide sales grew in 2014, with gains in China, Russia and Eastern Europe

Ikea’s worldwide sales have increased by 5.9%, in the fiscal year ended August 2014, as compared to previous one. However its net profit is flat at €3.3bn. The company says that the extra money was spent on employee bonus programmes, and price reductions.... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • January 29, 2015 12:03

FORDAQ launches online auctions service on its website

FORDAQ is pleased to announce the launch of a new online auctions service on its website. You can already check our exclusive auctions with products starting from tools, woodworking machines to full production lines and many more in France, Belgium and the Netherlands... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 29, 2015 10:39

Strong earnings improvement for Setra in 2014

Wood products company Setra reports an operating profit of SEK 201 million (EUR 21.49 million) for 2014 as compared to SEK 107 million (EUR 12,1 million) in 2013, an earnings improvement of SEK 94 million (EUR 10.05 million) over the previous year...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 28, 2015 15:26

Sweden: Rising sawlog prices in 2014

In 2014, Swedish sawlog prices rose, while pulpwood prices fell in comparison to 2013. Moreover, statistics for the fourth quarter of 2014 show an increase in prices when compared to the previous quarter... [more...]

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