• Forestry
  • March 23, 2017 14:41

Southeastern US wood products industry under threat by the pine beetle

The southern pine beetle is an extremely threat for the wood products industry in the southeastern US. This might also represent one of the main causes for economic loss in forestry... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 23, 2017 13:37

UK conference calls for step change in hardwood marketing

To end years of decline in UK hardwood consumption, a radical step change is required to improve two-way communication between the hardwood trade and key enduser and specifier groups, including product designers, architects, manufacturers, building contractors and retailers... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 23, 2017 08:04

Trivselhus to build 52 multi-family houses in Sweden

The Swedish woodworking company Trivselhus, a subsidiary of Södra, has signed a contract with MacFreeze, the Swedish property developer, to construct 52 two-storey, terraced multi-family houses in Kållered... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 22, 2017 13:24

Mayr-Melnhof Group's sales up 4.2% in 2016

The Mayr-Melnhof Group's FY 2016 consolidated sales rose by 4.2% to Euro 2,272.7 million and were thus Euro 91.2 million above the previous year's amount (2015: Euro 2,181.5 million). This increase is primarily due to the acquisition-related higher business volume at MM Packaging... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 22, 2017 12:15

New Zealand's log export prices up sharply in February

The export prices for New Zealand logs increased for every grade. The average wharf gate price for unpruned A-grade logs advanced to $128 a tonne in February 2017.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 21, 2017 15:31

Myanmar: Exporters rush to avoid 1 April sawn timber tax

Parliament in Myanmar has now confirmed the 10% Special Commodity Tax on all sawn timber export and local sales.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 21, 2017 10:01

Vietnam wood products exports expected to rise in 2017

Vietnam's wood and wood products exports are forecast to reach $8 billion in 2017, up from $7.3 billion last year.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 20, 2017 15:39

UK's timber imports at highest level in 9 years

UK's imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for the last 9 years. The provisional amounted to a volume of 9.8 million cubic metres of the main timber and panel products in 2016... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 20, 2017 13:16

South Africa: Rising mill stocks signal weak demand

Rising mill stocks signal weak demand Local analysts report the South African timber market is currently subdued and that this is borne out by the high level of stocks at domestic sawmills... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 20, 2017 07:39

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 11, 2017

Trading in framing lumber perked up Wednesday, putting a halt to skidding or drifting prices in most species. Follow-through Thursday was mixed, but generally enough to encourage sellers. The major exception was Southern Pine, as a perception of an imbalance in supply and demand took hold. ... [more...]

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