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  • Wood Construction
  • August 24, 2016 10:24

Raute received an order from Steico in Poland

Raute Corporation has received an order worth around EUR 17.5 million for Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) equipment from Steico Społka z o.o., the Polish subsidiary of the leading German timber construction systems and wood fiber insulation manufacturer Steico SE.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 24, 2016 09:58

Finland's sawn timber export volumes up more than 15% in H1/2016

Finland's export volume of sawn timber grew by more than 15% in January-June 2016. The export value totalled EUR 650mn... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 23, 2016 16:03

Siberian sawmills the most profitable in the world

The sharp depreciation of the Russian Rouble has resulted in substantially lower sawlog costs for the sawmilling industry in Eastern Russia during 2015 and 2016. Lumber prices in Russia have also declined the past few years, but not at the same rate as prices for sawlogs, and as a result sawmills in Siberia have become some of the most profitable sawmills in the world... [more...]

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  • Sawmilling
  • August 23, 2016 11:47

Siemens sto supply Klabin's pulp mill in Brazil

Two Siemens SST-800 steam turbines are supplying electricity and process steam to a pulp factory in Brazil. The SST-800 has a capacity of 190 megawatts (MW), making it among the largest steam turbines in use in the pulp and paper industry worldwide. The plant has a total capacity of 270 MW. The customer is Klabin, a leading manufacturer and exporter of paper and packaging... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 23, 2016 10:27

Indonesia: Log supply to be impacted by palm oil moratorium

The Indonesian government will introduce a five-year moratorium on new palm oil concessions as part of the country's effort to reduce the negative impact of land clearing on the environment... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 23, 2016 09:43

Log prices in Estonia lower than last year

Roundwood in Estonia decreased in June 2016, as compared to the same month of 2015. Of the pulpwood assortments, the price for birch decreased the most, by -15.39%, reaching EUR 23.37/m3... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 23, 2016 09:05

Sweden: Small changes in prices of roundwood in the second quarter of 2016

Swedidh sawlog prices (delivery logs) fell by one percent and pulpwood prices were unchanged in the second quarter of 2016... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 22, 2016 14:12

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 33, 2016

Sales of framing lumber were light in mid-August, and prices slipped in several species. Weather, vacations, and fear of downside risk were most often cited as reasons for the market’s quieter tone. Producers rode order files where they could, but thinning files on various items resulted in an increasing number of price cracks. While the cuts were generally modest, some double-digit declines were posted in Southern Pine... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 22, 2016 13:42

US hardwood flooring imports lower than in 2015

US wood flooring imports increased significantly in May, but compared on a year-to-date basis up to May 2015, imports were only 1% up for assembled flooring panels... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 22, 2016 13:22

IKEA plans to purchase more raw wood from Russia

The Swedish IKEA plans to increase Russian wood purchase volume by 10-15% per year... [more...]

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Roundwood prices in US on a downward trend in the first half of the year

Prices for roundwood have followed a downward trend in the US in the first half of the year.... [ more...]

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