• Forestry
  • July 29, 2016 12:34

Latvia: forest industry goods exports 5% up y-o-y

During the first five months of 2016, Latvia's forest industry goods exports reached EUR 894.52 million in value terms, 5% up over the respective period of 2015... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 15:19

China towards a national timber legality verification scheme

The Illegal logging update and stakeholder consultation meeting held by Chatham House on 16-17 June provided an interesting overview on the developments of China Timber Legality Verification Scheme (CLTVS)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 10:23

John Deere cuts 120 jobs

Deere & Company has informed approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois, that they will be placed on indefinite layoff effective September 6.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 09:09

UN/FAO reports on the state of world forests

While agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation, there is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry to build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of the FAO's flagship publication... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 08:03

Slight fall in Brazilian wood products exports

In May 2016 the value of Brazil’s wood product exports (except pulp and paper) fell 1.6% in compared to May 2015, from US$231.7 million to US$228.1 million... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 27, 2016 10:32

Myanmar might start to import timber to protect its forests

Myanmar government decided to start importing timber as to protect its forests. Even if the country has been a long time timber producer and exporter, the local timber companies will continue their operations... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 27, 2016 08:31

Timber Expo 2016 with new exhibitors and partners

Timber Expo - the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber - is fast approaching. The show - to take place from 18 to 20 October 2016 at Nec in Birmingham - will bring together key players from across the whole UK Timber Industry... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 26, 2016 13:37

Huge interest in Swedish wood at Chinese furniture fair

Having been active for many years in China’s east coast cities such as Shanghai and Guangzhou, the industry organisation Swedish Wood has now taken part in a furniture fair in the inland city of Chengdu, in Western China... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 26, 2016 10:31

Komatsu to supply forest machines to Fibria

The world leader in eucalyptus pulp production, Fibria is building a new production line that will increase the capacity of its mill in Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil) to 3.05 million tons of pulp per year. Fibria has chosen Komatsu as the supplier of forest machines. Deliveries have started and will continue in 2016 and 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 26, 2016 09:16

Brazil: Calls for strengthening of export policy

The Brazilian Tree Industry Association (Indústria Brasileira de Árvores, IBA) has called for the urgent development of new government initiatives to support Brazilian manufacturers and exporters saying that measures were needed to stimulate the economy and speed the recovery of the forestry and wood processing sectors... [more...]

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