• 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...]

  • Wood Construction
  • August 25, 2016 09:22

New home sales in US reach 9-year high

New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly rose in July, reaching their highest level in nearly nine years as demand increased broadly, brightening the housing market outlook... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 24, 2016 09:58

Finland's sawn timber export volumes up more than 15% in H1/2016

Finland's export volume of sawn timber grew by more than 15% in January-June 2016. The export value totalled EUR 650mn... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • August 23, 2016 12:34

Roundwood prices in US on a downward trend in the first half of the year

Prices for roundwood have followed a downward trend in the US in the first half of the year.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 23, 2016 09:43

Log prices in Estonia lower than last year

Roundwood in Estonia decreased in June 2016, as compared to the same month of 2015. Of the pulpwood assortments, the price for birch decreased the most, by -15.39%, reaching EUR 23.37/m3... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 22, 2016 14:12

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 33, 2016

Sales of framing lumber were light in mid-August, and prices slipped in several species. Weather, vacations, and fear of downside risk were most often cited as reasons for the market’s quieter tone. Producers rode order files where they could, but thinning files on various items resulted in an increasing number of price cracks. While the cuts were generally modest, some double-digit declines were posted in Southern Pine... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 22, 2016 13:42

US hardwood flooring imports lower than in 2015

US wood flooring imports increased significantly in May, but compared on a year-to-date basis up to May 2015, imports were only 1% up for assembled flooring panels... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 19, 2016 10:13

Disappointing US tropical imports

The US imported 127,068 cu.m. of sawn temperate and tropical hardwood in May, up 60% from April. However the value of these imports increased by just 5% to US$43.9 million... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 16, 2016 14:56

Russia: exports of the forest industry goods increased in volume terms

In January-June 2016 total Russian exports came up to US$130.4 billion, 28.7% down y-o-y. According to the customs statistics data, in Janurary-June 2016 the share of logs and pulp and paper goods equalled... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 16, 2016 12:01

US lumber production up 1.8% in the first five months of the year

U.S. softwood lumber production reached 13.369 billion board ft. (bbf) in the first five months of 2016, up 1.8% from 13.127 bbf in the same period last year... [more...]

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