• Forestry
  • April 30, 2010 13:05

New Pulp Mill in Sibiria

Ilim Group's board of directors has approved an investment of approximately US$700 million to build a new kraft pulp mill in Bratsk (Irkutsk Oblast). The financing for the project is being arranged by the joint venture. The project includes the construction of a modern cooking, washing and bleaching line, a new pulp drying machine, a new recovery boiler, a new bark boiler, a new woodyard and other infrastructure projects. The new pulp…... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • April 30, 2010 11:35

Germany: Dramatic Sales Drop in Forestry Machines

Shortly before the forestry and forest technology fair Interforst in Munich (July 14th to 18th) the manufacturers of forestry equipment and machines hope that the decline in sales has reached the bottom. In 2009 their industry had once again registered a sharp decline, this time 47 percent.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 30, 2010 11:31

China: Trade in wooden doors and windows - 2009

China’s trade in wooden doors and windows suffered seriously in 2009. For the year exports plunged and imports fell sharply...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 30, 2010 11:11

Japan: 2009 wood product exports

The JLR is reporting that, according to data from the Japan Wood Export Council, the total value of exports in 2009 fell by almost 13%, the first decline in three years...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 30, 2010 10:57

Japan: Tropical log demand improves

Demand for tropical logs from manufacturers in Japan is increasing according to the Japan Lumber Reports (JLR) and FOB prices are firming on the back of this renewed buying...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 30, 2010 08:31

German Sawmills Force up Sales in February

Sales of the German sawmills in February 2010 was well above the January and the reference month last year. In January the sales of the German sawing, planing and impregnation plants were still below the previous year, due to bad weather conditions. In February many companies were able to increase their domestic sales. ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 29, 2010 11:20

China: Trade surges

Housing demand in China remains strong and in the first two months of 2010 demand jumped around 40% compared to the same period in 2009...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 29, 2010 11:07

Japan: Wood demand until Sept 2010

Japan’s Forestry Agency has released its wood demand projections up to September 2010. The Agency is forecasting an improvement in housing starts as a result of the various stimulus measures introduced...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 29, 2010 10:49

Guyana: Market news

For the period under review, log prices remained stable. Earnings were derived primarily from exports to Asia - Pacific markets...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 29, 2010 10:42

Peru: Export recovery

Further signs of economic recovery in Peru came recently when February export data were released by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism...... [more...]

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