• Forestry
  • February 22, 2018 16:12

Brazil: Timber exporters losing money because of bureaucratic mix-up

Eleven timber exporting companies in Rondônia state have to absorb a daily loss of about R$75,000 because there shipments have been held up at the port of Manaus due to a bureaucratic mix up... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • February 22, 2018 13:33

Trends and innovations at the Domotex 2018

The Domotex 2018 was a success from the organizers' point of view. More exhibitors, more booked space and again significantly more visitors than last year. The new start day and the new hall setup have been well received by the exhibitors. At least nobody has complained to IHB-Fordaq about it. However, a downer for the Deutsche Messe was probably the absence of large parts of the German and European wood flooring industry.... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 22, 2018 06:38

Sweden: decline in stock volumes of pulpwood

The total stocks of the Swedish coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips are estimated to amount to 6.4 million m³ f ub (cubic metre solid volume excl. bark) as of 31 December 2017... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 21, 2018 15:01

Georgia-Pacific to build new softwood lumber mill in Warren County, Georgia

Georgia‐Pacific announced on the 20th of February that the company will build a new softwood lumber production facility in Warren County, Georgia, on property adjacent to its existing lumber mill... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 21, 2018 09:42

Brazil: Stellar export performance by plantation sector

Brazil’s 2017 pulp exports increased 14% to US$6.4 billion. Paper exports were up marginally to US$1.9 billion and woodbased panel exports jumped 16% to US$289 million... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 20, 2018 09:46

German wood industry reports its 4th consecutive year of growth in 2017

After three years of strong growth, the German wood industry was able to increase its sales last year... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 20, 2018 08:35

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 6, 2018

Following a measured start to trading, framing lumber sales picked up after midweek, and many key prices continued for forge higher. More price records fell, while many other prices having already far surpassed previous highs moved higher still... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 19, 2018 13:04

France: Lumber prices, Q4/2017

French research center CEEB (Centre d’Etudes de l’Economie du Bois) together with the national wood federation FNB (Federation Nationale du Bois) quarterly publish average prices for French lumber...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 19, 2018 09:32

Brazilian timber companies expecting tough trading conditions in 2018

Despite the growth in export volumes in 2017 revenue continues to be below expectations, prompting the timber industry not to be too optimistic for the coming year... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 19, 2018 08:50

Indonesia: Plantation production can underpin export growth

The Secretary General in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Bambang Hendroyono, said Indonesia will export wood products worth around US$12 billion this year.... [more...]

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