• Forestry
  • March 24, 2017 15:34

New Zealand log prices hit new record highs on buoyant demand

The average price for round wood logs used in the New Zealand horticulture sector rose to $92 a tonne in March, up $2 from February's average price and at the highest level since AgriHQ began collecting the data in early 2002. Structural log prices also ...... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • March 24, 2017 14:50

Estonia: Price increase for Birch veneer logs beginning 2017

In January 2017 the log prices in Estonia have shown only minor changes. An exeption are birch veneer logs, which price increased by more than 10% from ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 23, 2017 14:41

Southeastern US wood products industry under threat by the pine beetle

The southern pine beetle is an extremely threat for the wood products industry in the southeastern US. This might also represent one of the main causes for economic loss in forestry... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 23, 2017 13:37

UK conference calls for step change in hardwood marketing

To end years of decline in UK hardwood consumption, a radical step change is required to improve two-way communication between the hardwood trade and key enduser and specifier groups, including product designers, architects, manufacturers, building contractors and retailers... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 22, 2017 13:24

Mayr-Melnhof Group's sales up 4.2% in 2016

The Mayr-Melnhof Group's FY 2016 consolidated sales rose by 4.2% to Euro 2,272.7 million and were thus Euro 91.2 million above the previous year's amount (2015: Euro 2,181.5 million). This increase is primarily due to the acquisition-related higher business volume at MM Packaging... [more...]

  • 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...]

  • Forestry
  • March 17, 2017 08:55

Japanese lumber imports from North America continued to drop in 2016

In 2016, Japan imported 2,235,652 cbms of lumber from North America, 4.4% less than in the previous year. This is the third consecutive year that the lumber imports declined... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 16, 2017 10:22

Russia: sawn timber export value up by 38%

In January 2017, Russian sawn timber exports have significantly grown... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 14, 2017 09:12

Finland helps Vietnam with forest management

On 8 March 2017 the Finnish Embassy to Vietnam organised a workshop in cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The workshop took place in Ho Chi Minh City and had a focus on management and sharing of data on forests in Vietnam... [more...]

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