• Forestry
  • February 22, 2017 13:20

B.C. announces $150 million reforestation investment

B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced last week $150 million for the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia to plant tens of millions more trees... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 22, 2017 11:10

West Fraser reports fourth quarter results

West Fraser reported earnings of $79 million or $1.01 basic earnings per share on sales of $1,107 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and earnings of $326 million or $4.06 basic earnings per share on sales of $4,450 million for 2016.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 22, 2017 08:37

Mercer acquires Klausner's sawmill in Friesau

Mercer International Inc. announced on the 21st of February that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany’s largest sawmills and a bio-mass power plant, near Friesau, Germany... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 22, 2017 07:32

Sumitomo Forestry acquires large stake Edge Homes Group

Sumitomo Forestry announced completion of acquisition of 70% of equity shares in Edge Homes Group for the price of approximately USD 63 million (will be adjusted by audited financial results).... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2017 14:03

Brazilian forest plantation sector registers growth in exports

The Brazilian forest plantation sector registered a growth in export volumes in 2016 recording exports of 12.9 million tonnes of pulp (+ 12%), 2.1 million tonnes of paper and 1 million cu.m (+ 64%) of woodbased panels.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2017 13:22

The global forest industry in the fourth quarter of 2016

With a few exceptions, sawlog prices were lower throughout the world in the 4Q/16 than they were in the previous quarter. The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 1.2% to US$69.82/m3 in the 4Q/16... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • February 17, 2017 11:40

FSC disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 17, 2017 11:02

Stock volumes of roundwood and wood chips lower by 4% in 4Q/2016

The total stocks of softwood sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips in Sweden is estimated at 8.0 million m³ in the fourth quarter of 2016. This is a decline by 4 percent compared with the same period of last year.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 17, 2017 10:03

Myanmar: Shipment of teak and tamalan seized at port

Despite the efforts of the timber trade and government to stamp out illegal practices and eventually negotiate a VPA with the EU a shipment of around 500 tons of illegal teak and padauk/tamalan were recently seized in Yangon Port... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 17, 2017 09:19

Russia: log exports up in volume and in value in Jan-Dec 2016

Final results of 2016 show that the Russian roundwood trade on the foreign markets is still getting more active... [more...]

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