Sawmilling

  • Forestry
  • September 27, 2016 13:18

FLEGT licensing follows concerted effort to rollout SVLK

The Indonesian government and European Commission (EC) have announced that the first FLEGT licenses will be issued in November 2016. After 13 years of effort to develop a framework to license the legality of all wood exported from Indonesia to the EU, this is a major achievement. The announcement follows a concerted effort to rollout the SVLK system throughout Indonesia’s forest products sector. The latest report by the EU-Indonesia VPA Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in May shows the SVLK system had certified 23 million hectares of forest and that all large-scale primary and 82% of secondary processors had been audited... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 26, 2016 16:02

Tolko to close sawmill in BC

Tolko Industries announced on the 23rd of September that it will permanently close its Nicola Valley (Merritt, B.C.) operation on December 16th, 2016.... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • September 26, 2016 13:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 37, 2016

A more bullish tone to the framing lumber market was apparent in some species, but less so in others. Trading was most active in Southern Pine and Canadian S-P-F, especially Wednesday and Thursday as the futures board rallied to a premium to cash. In all markets, traders weighed myriad factors that could tip the balance one way or another... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 26, 2016 11:15

A new beginning for Indonesia’s tropical timber in Europe

The Indonesian government and European Commission (EC) have announced that the first FLEGT licenses will be issued in November 2016. After 13 years of effort to develop a framework to license the legality of all wood exported from Indonesia to the EU, this is a major achievement... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 23, 2016 15:01

High costs for American consumers due to SLA

The tariff barriers imposed on Canadian softwood lumber cost American consumers a fortune, all while enriching a limited group of producers, shows a Viewpoint published today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), a Canadian public policy research center.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 23, 2016 11:49

Peru: Exports of wood and paper products drop sharply

The Center for Business Research (CIE), Perucamaras has reported first half 2016 exports of ‘non-traditional’ (i.e. excluding commodity products) from the Eastern Region totalled US$37.4 million, a drop of almost 33% compared with the same period of 2015... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 23, 2016 09:30

Tembec sells Senneterre sawmill to Resolute

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of Tembec's sawmill located in Senneterre, Quebec... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 22, 2016 11:05

Sweden’s stock volumes of roundwood and wood chips dropped 6% in 2Q/2016

Sweden’s total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips is estimated to 8.3 million m³ (cubic metres solid volume excluding bark) of 30 June 2016... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 22, 2016 08:36

Log imports through Caofeidian Port soar

According to the Hebei Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, log imports through Caofeidian Port soared over 600% to 339,400 cubic metres in XXX... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 21, 2016 13:53

18th Saint-Petersburg International Forestry Forum will be held on September 27-28

St. Petersburg will host the 18th Saint-Petersburg International Forestry Forum (SPIFF) on September 27-28, 2016. The St. Petersburg International Forestry Forum is the Russian largest annual forestry event... [more...]

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