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  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2017 14:36

France: Auction sale of Homatherm following bankruptcy

The auction includes panel manufacturing lines, handling equipment and utilities...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2017 13:02

Revue internationale hebdomadaire de la filière bois (20-24 mars)

Comme chaque semaine, Fordaq vous propose une fenêtre vers l’actualité internationale de la filière bois. Nous avons sélectionné des liens vers les principaux articles en anglais que nous avons publié pendant la semaine.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2017 12:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 12, 2017

While lagging the pace of the February run, trading in framing lumber picked up, giving mills enough business to extend order files and raise prices. Trading in Southern Pine, a laggard in recent weeks compared to other species, kicked into a higher gear.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2017 09:15

New regulation raises risk that production could be halted merely on suspicion of irregularities

The Center for Timber Producers and Exporters of the state of Mato Grosso (CIPEM) recently met to discuss the likely impact of the new regulation IN 01/2017 issued by the Brazilian Institute for Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA).... [more...]

  • Machinery News
  • March 27, 2017 08:09

Biesse reports sharp rise in its sales in 2016

The Italian woodworking machinery producer Biesse has recently released the preliminary financial statements for the year ended on 31.12.2016.... [more...]

  • 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...]

  • Panels
  • March 24, 2017 14:57

Moody's upgrades Pfleiderer Group's CFR to Ba3

The rating agency Moody's upgraded Pfleiderer Group's corporate family rating (CFR) from "B1" to "Ba3". The outlook on Pfleiderer Group S.A. has been changed to stable from positive... [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...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • March 24, 2017 12:57

Wood Construction Forum (FBC) Epinal and Nancy 5-7 April 2017

Two sites, huge extension of scientific workshops in addition to architecture and technique oriented topics ; opening towards real estate investors and forest ownership, strong presence from the heart of Europe ; wood sculptures as a signal for all, a new range of exciting items... The international congress about wood construction, FBC, aims to become a european leader of the kind. ... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 24, 2017 11:23

UPM to sell its hydro power facilities in Schongau and Ettringen, Germany

UPM has signed an agreement on the sale of its hydro power facilities in Schongau and Ettringen, Germany to erdgas schwaben gmbh, a regional energy company, located in Augsburg... [more...]

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France: oak prices soar in early 2017

France: oak prices soar in early 2017

Since 2013, oak prices have been climbing in France. All forest and woodworking industry professionals are wondering how far up oak prices can go... [ more...]

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