the timber network


  • Forestry
  • April 24, 2015 11:08

West Fraser reports first quarter results

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. reported earnings of CA$49 million or on sales of CA$1,014 million in the first quarter of 2015. In the quarter the company's lumber operations generated operating earnings of ...... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • April 24, 2015 09:16

Price of wood pellets in Austria drops sharply

At the end of the heating season the price of ENplusA1 wood pellets in Austria has declined considerably after one year of relative stability. In April the average price stands at... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 24, 2015 08:30

Wood fiber costs in Western US increased substantially

Pulp mills in the US South continued to have stable wood fiber prices in the 1Q/15 at levels lower than any other region in the country. The dramatic increase in chip prices in the Northwest during 2014 started to level off early in 2015, while tight fiber supply in both the Lake State region and in the Northeast resulted in upward price pressure...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 23, 2015 16:04

UPM expands plywood production at Otepää mill

UPM announced the expansion of its Otepää plywood mill in Estonia. The expansion will bring the mill’s production to almost double...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 23, 2015 13:47

Wood consumption in Finland stable

The Finnish forest sector consumed 63.9 million m3 of wood in 2014. Therefore, timber consumption volume remained unchanged against 2013, but it increased by 6% in comparison with ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 23, 2015 13:01

At LIGNA 2015, forestry technology exhibits more international and diverse than ever before

LIGNA 2015, which runs from 11 to 15 May, will feature a forestry and forestry technology program that is more diverse and international than ever before. Among much else, the fair will showcase all key timber harvesting and wood-based energy technologies. This year’s fair also stands out in terms of the many companies that will be exhibiting for the first time. These include Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, Grube KG Forstgerätestelle, HolzWert GmbH & Co. KG and Hase Safety Workwear GmbH from Germany, Norwood Industries Inc. from Canada, Peterson Pacific Corp. from the USA, Smartec S.r.l. from Italy, Pilous-Pásové Pily from the Czech Republic, FOREST TRACT S.A.R.L. from France and P.P.H.U. Tex-Star from Poland... [more...]

Wood energy
  • Wood energy
  • April 23, 2015 10:11

75% of US wood pellets go to the UK

In 2014, almost three-quarters of all U.S. wood pellet exports were delivered to the United Kingdom, mainly for the purpose of generating electricity. Overall, U.S. wood pellet exports increased by nearly 40 percent between 2013 and 2014, from 3.2 million short tons to 4.4 million short tons, as the United States continues to be the largest wood pellet exporter in the world... [more...]

  • Interior
  • April 23, 2015 08:38

US: Lower furniture imports and higher share from Europe

U.S. wooden furniture imports were down in January, both on a month-over-month basis and compared to the same time in 2014... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 22, 2015 16:01

Stora Enso reports lower sales for wood products

For the first quarter of 2015, Stora Enso reported lower sales in its Wood Products division. Sales declined both as compared to Q4/2014 (by -5.5%) as well as compared to Q1/2014 (-11.9%). However, Operational EBITDA improved by... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • April 22, 2015 14:53

Production in construction down by 1.8% in euro area

In February 2015 compared with January 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28 , according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2015, production in construction grew by 1.6% and 0.6% respectively. ... [more...]

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