• Panels
  • August 15, 2017 08:49

Continued growth in hardwood plywood imports from China

Hardwood plywood imports were almost unchanged from March and April, at 287,156 cu.m. However, year-to-date import volumes were up 22% from May 2016... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 14, 2017 14:16

Norbord doubles 2Q-2017 earnings

Norbord Inc., one of the largest global OSB manufacturers, recorded adjusted earnings of USD 95 million in the second quarter of 2017 versus USD 42 million in the second quarter of 2016 and USD 50 million in the first quarter of 2017... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 14, 2017 12:08

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 31, 2017

Trading slowed as buyers’ sense of the market turned more bearish. Numerous factors weighing on the market generated uncertainty, which in turn led to a cautious approach. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 10, 2017 07:30

About 3,000 panel mills cease operation in China

It has been reported that nearly 3,000 wood-based panel enterprises in Wen’an County, Langfang City, Hebei province have been told to cease production... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 09, 2017 14:06

Kronospan orders additional OSB plant core package from Dieffenbacher

Before Kronospan builds its new particleboard plant at its Sanem site in Luxembourg, it will refurbish and modernise its existing OSB plant. The project is estimated to cost EUR330 Mn over the next four years... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 09, 2017 11:33

Transformation of the Nankang furniture industry

According to General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, 16 furniture quality improvement demonstration zones have been approved to be established in Nankang District of Ganzhou city, Jiangxi province... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 08, 2017 15:05

Brazil's exports of wood-based products up by 6.2% in June

In June 2017, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 6.2% in value compared to June 2016, from US$201.5 million to US$213.9 million... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 07, 2017 11:52

Brazilian woodbased panel exports rising

The trade balance in the Brazilian forest plantations sector reached US$2.9 billion between January and May 2017... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 07, 2017 09:05

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 31, 2017

Frenzied trading in many framing lumber species the past several weeks transitioned into a calmer pace. Double-digit price increases gave way to smaller gains in Coast species... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 04, 2017 15:43

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 30, 2017

During last week in the US, trading in framing lumber was mixed, but most price trends pointed upward. Activity was strong in Coast and Inland species, while buyers backed off purchases of both Western and Eastern S-P-F. ... [more...]

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