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  • Market Prices
  • March 22, 2017 12:15

New Zealand's log export prices up sharply in February

The export prices for New Zealand logs increased for every grade. The average wharf gate price for unpruned A-grade logs advanced to $128 a tonne in February 2017.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 22, 2017 10:31

Indonesia: Plans to expand non-tax revenues from forestry

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry plans to reactivate Standing Stock Compensation charges to boost non-tax revenue from production forests. Putera Parthama, Director General in the Ministry said 2016 non-tax revenues from the forestry sector were Rp2.7 trillion sharply down on the level in 2015... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 22, 2017 09:38

MMFA reports solid demand for modular multilayer flooring

The market success of modular multilayer flooring has resulted in an increase in membership for the MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, Bielefeld. As of 1 January 2017, it has a total of 40 European producers, suppliers and institutes working together towards the worldwide implementation of high quality standards for these innovative products. The MMFA anticipates that the recently-formed North American MFA Association will provide positive impetus for the interests of the industry.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 21, 2017 15:31

Myanmar: Exporters rush to avoid 1 April sawn timber tax

Parliament in Myanmar has now confirmed the 10% Special Commodity Tax on all sawn timber export and local sales.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 14:29

Mohawk to close wood flooring plant in West Virginia

US flooring giant Mohawk Industries will permanently close its manufacturing plant in Holden, West Virginia on May 6 - laying off the plant's 111 employees. The company cited a reduced solid wood flooring market and a desire to consolidate operations as reasons for the closing. ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 21, 2017 13:09

Austria: pellet price up y-o-y in March 2017

Enplus A1 wood pellets' price in Austria got to an average of EUR 240.1 per tonne, or 4.90 Cent per kWh in March 2017... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 21, 2017 10:01

Vietnam wood products exports expected to rise in 2017

Vietnam's wood and wood products exports are forecast to reach $8 billion in 2017, up from $7.3 billion last year.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 09:31

Brazil: Furniture industries react strongly to plywood price hike

The Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (Movergs) and the Bento Gonçalves Furniture Industry Union (Sindmóveis) jointly issued a statement denying support for the recent plywood price increases announced by manufacturers... [more...]

Panels
  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 08:23

Dieffenbacher to supply particleboard plant for Arauco in Michigan

Chile-based Arauco is investing in the construction of a particle board plant with a planned capacity of 800,000 m³ per year in Grayling, Michigan... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 21, 2017 07:17

Germany: Stable wood pellets price in March

As the cold weather continues, it leads to a persistently high demand for wood pellets. Thus, the price of EN plus wood pellets rose by 0.7% during March 2017, as compared to February, reaching EUR 255.18/tonne... [more...]

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European sawmills expand exports to China in 2016

After a slowdown in growth in 2015, mainly due to an overall slower pace in the Chinese economy and construction sector, 2016 marks an excellent year for the European sawmills on the Chinese market.... [ more...]

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