Special Reports

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  • February 17, 2017 11:40

FSC disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group.... [more...]

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  • February 07, 2017 10:52

The Brexit aftermath: British softwood timber imports on a downward trend

The Brexit vote on June 23rd 2016 has lead to a downturn in UK's softwood timber imports during the third quarter of 2016 and October of the same year.... [more...]

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  • February 02, 2017 10:19

China's timber market expected to continue growth this year

The domestic timber market in China will continue to grow once with the commercial real estate boom in 2017 and the increasing timber demand... [more...]

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  • January 25, 2017 11:29

Holzindustrie Schweighofer responds to FSC's probation with new forest management in Romania

Holzindustrie Schweighofer has released a report on the 19th of January 2016, showing how the company has improved its company policy regarding a more sustainable and comprehensible supply chain on its wood sourcing... [more...]

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  • December 20, 2016 12:36

France: mixed 2016 results on the hardwood market

On the French hardwood market – depending on the species and the product grades – the results of 2016 are heterogeneous from the point of view of timber auctions. In the oak sector the situation keeps getting better. French sawmill owners benefit from the fortuitous combination of circumstances, namely... [more...]

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  • December 07, 2016 12:09

EU Delegation in Ukraine: EU opposes the log export ban for a legit reason

The EU Delegation in Ukraine has announced its stance on the wood export ban. According to the EU's representatives its position on the matter has been one-sidedly reported in mass media, which casts it in a negative light. The official stance of the EU Delegation is given ... [more...]

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  • December 06, 2016 15:08

France: coniferous timber and lumber market in a crisis

The results of 2016 are not likely to be satisfactory for softwood processors. At the latest wood auctions in November and December, most sawmill owners reported mixed results of their activities over the last twelve months... [more...]

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  • November 28, 2016 09:29

PEFC Week in Bali – Thailand joins PEFC

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) held its annual PEFC Forest Certification Week meeting in Bali, Indonesia themed ‘Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods’, which saw a very positive 21st PEFC General Assembly for members, a series of workshops and two days of Stakeholder Dialogue open to all. The good news for the future of PEFC in Asia was the unanimous adoption of three more countries, including Thailand, bringing the number of National Governing Bodies to 46. The event was co-hosted by the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC)... [more...]

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  • November 23, 2016 15:51

France: maritime pine prices stabilising in the south-west

In the end of 2016, the French Aquitaine forest auctions are coherent and their results are similar. One of the latest auctions, held by the forest experts on November 17, 2016, confirms the results obtained a month earlier at another important auction held by ONF in the same region... [more...]

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  • November 08, 2016 16:34

Finnish sawnwood exports expected to rise this year

Sawnwood exports from Finland will increase significantly in 2016 compared to 2015 and will reach new record levels. The increase in demand is especially due to the positive trend in Chinese markets for spruce sawn softwood. The production of sawnwood will increase by 5 percent this year.... [more...]

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