• Forestry
  • August 29, 2016 14:26

European markets still not influenced by UK's referendum

There is no sign yet of any significant contagion from the Brexit vote in other European markets. The Markit Flash Eurozone Manufacturing PMI came in at 51.9 in July, down from 52.8 in June but only slightly below market expectations of 52... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 29, 2016 13:01

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 34, 2016

Buyers retreated to the sidelines as framing lumber prices sagged amid lighter sales across the distribution system. Caution was fueled by a perception that production was outpacing sales, the approach of month-end, bad weather in parts of the South and Midwest, and weakness in futures. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 29, 2016 09:40

Rougier's 2016 first-half revenues: €79.3 million; Resumption of growth expected for the second half of the year

In a highly volatile environment, the Rougier Afrique International branch recorded contrasting business trends over the first half of this year. In Cameroon and Congo, sales were temporarily limited as a result of weak demand from Asian markets, which has led to increased competition across all the markets. In Gabon, revenues are up from the previous year... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 26, 2016 14:02

Keitele Timber Oy orders from Heinola

Keitele Timber Oy Kemijärvi Sawmill to HEINOLA... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • August 26, 2016 13:20

BSW Timber plans to build biomass boiler

BSW Timber might be now the first sawmiller in the UK to generate electricity from biomass fuel from a £2.5m combined heat and power (CHP) boiler.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 26, 2016 09:27

Ghana: Encouraging May export figures

The export of Ghana’s wood products in May 2016 yielded euro 18,755,766 from a volume of 33,348 cu.m which represents an increases of 37% in value and 23% in volume compared to exports in May 2015.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 25, 2016 14:33

Central/West Africa: Exchange rates and market volatility on everyone’s mind

The slight weakness in prices for sipo and sapele was reigned in over the past two weeks and there is no news of further price movements either up or down. On all producer’s minds is what effect the turmoil after the UK referendum will have on exports... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 25, 2016 12:31

Tolko to close The Pas mill

300 workers from Tolko Industries Ltd. in The Pas will be unemployed starting the 2nd of December, as the company shuts down its mill... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 25, 2016 11:43

Korea Wood Show Coming up November 3-6, 2016 in South Korea

Korea Wood Show 2016, is scheduled for November 3-6, 2016 at KIINTEX, a suburb of Seoul, as the country's largest trade show specialized in wood products. The show is organized by Media Wood., Ltd., which has published a weekly Korea Wood Newspaper since 1998... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 24, 2016 15:10

EIA: Timber exports from Peru to US mostly illegal

In a report releasedlast week by the U.S. government, Peruvian timber imported to the United States in January 2015 has been identified as largely illegally sourced, offering the latest example of illicit timber trafficking from Peru to the United States... [more...]

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