• Forestry
  • October 21, 2016 12:01

All rosewoods now CITES listed

By consensus CITES has placed the entire Dalbergia genus of rosewood under trade restrictions. Demand, especially in Asia, has had a devastating impact on available resources in South‐East Asia and traffickers are now tapping alternative sources in Africa and Central America.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 21, 2016 08:40

Setra reports Q3 results

Swedish wood products company Setra reports an operating profit of SEK 86 million (Jan.-Sep 2015: 78) for the period January-September 2016. The profit includes non-recurring items in an amount of SEK 13 million (Jan.-Sep 2015: -21). Net sales reached SEK 3,043 million (Jan.-Sep 2015: 3,232)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 20, 2016 11:03

Moelven profits drop sharply in Q3/2016

Norwegian Moelven Group's operating result for the third quarter dropped by 17.4 per cent to NOK 66 million, compared to NOK 80 million for the corresponding period in 2015. CEO Morten Kristiansen of Moelven Industrier ASA says that the decline in operating result for the year's third quarter is primarily due to reduced earnings in the interiors and module operations... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 19, 2016 14:03

Myanmar: Two tier log pricing creates problems

It has been announced that the Forestry Department will no longer allow the export of wood products if they have been manufactured from the logs sold by the Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) in local currency as products from these logs ca only be marketed locally... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 18, 2016 13:58

China: Timber industry alliance established

It has been reported that a ‘Timber Industry Chain Alliance’ within the China National Forest Product Industry Association has been jointly launched by the Zhangjiagang Wood Industry Association in Jiangsu Province and the Linyi Wood Industry Association in Shandong Province... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 17, 2016 13:04

Sweden: Forecast of gross felling 2016

Gross felling in Sweden is estimated to be at the level as 2015 according to a forecast by the Swedish Forest Agency. Gross felling in the year 2016 is estimated to 92.4 million cubic metre standing volume (stem volume over bark from stump to tip)... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 17, 2016 12:27

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 40, 2016

Framing lumber sales thus far in October failed to meet expectations, leaving price trends and traders’ outlooks on the market muddled. The standstill period under the expired Softwood Lumber Agreement came to an end at midweek. With no immediate filing of a petition by U.S. interests to open a new trade case against Canada, there was little drama, but continued uncertainty looking forward.... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • October 17, 2016 07:26

2016 NHLA Washington Meeting Report

Washington DC was an appropriate venue for the 2016 NHLA Annual Convention, given all the political uncertainties for the USA and the American hardwood industry in October ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 14, 2016 14:01

FAO requests more private investments in Latin America's sustainable forestry

United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization sector requests for more private investment in sustainable forestry activities in Latin America... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 14, 2016 08:56

India: Importers complain about log fumigation regulations

Timber associations across India have petitioned the government regarding saying that the recent plant quarantine regulations have become major problem for Indian importers... [more...]

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