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Bergs Timber agrees to acquire Norvik’s timber operations in Baltics and UK

Bergs Timber signed an agreement with Bergs Timber’s main owner, Norvik, Norway, acquiring a number of companies within the Norvik Group with operations in Latvia, Estonia and the United Kingdom.... [more...]

China: Quarantine for imported logs from Japan

According to Zhejiang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, 11 insects pests have been found in logs imported from Japan through Huzhou Port... [more...]

Germany: Producer prices for wood products in February again with a clear upward trend

After a stagnation period in December and January, German producer prices for commercial wood products in February show a clear upward trend... [more...]

Södra almost doulbes the operationg profit for Q1/2018

Södra reported highly robust operating profit of SEK 938 million (490) for the first quarter of 2018, up more than 90 percent compared with the year-earlier period... [more...]

EP backs national CO2 cuts and forestry plans to meet Paris climate targets

CO2 emitted by transport, farming, buildings and waste must be cut by 30% across the EU; CO2 emitted and absorbed by forestry and land use must balance out, by 2030... [more...]

Wood Construction

Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area

In February 2018 compared with January 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28... [more...]

Chinese Ministries merged – a new State forestry and Grassland Administration

As a result of the most recent national institutional reform a State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFGA) has been established replacing the State Forestry Administration (SFA)... [more...]

Ghana/ EU test FLEGT license shipment

Late last year Ghana tested the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing system for timber export to Europe... [more...]

US housing starts rebound in March

After a sharp drop in February, the US housing starts rebounded in March, according to data of the US Commerce Department. ... [more...]

Komatsu acquires Swedish Oryx Simulations

Komatsu Forest acquired Oryx Simulations, based in Umeå, Sweden. Komatsu Forest and Oryx Simulation share a long history. During the 1990s a project was started by Komatsu Forest and Umeå University that was the starting point for Oryx Simulations... [more...]

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Montreal Wood Convention 2018: Outlook of the Canadian lumber market

Montreal Wood Convention 2018: Outlook of the Canadian lumber market

The sixth annual Montreal Wood Convention took place at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in downtown Montreal on the 21st of March 2018 and it presented some of the outlooks for the Canadian wood industry sector. Among the factors that influence the industry, the labor shortage came to be the biggest concern for lumber yards nowadays... [ more...]

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