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Western U.S. sawmills production drops in the first two months

Western U.S. sawmills produced 2.355 billion board ft. (bbf) in the first two months of 2019, a drop of 2.2% from 2.407 bbf in the comparable period of 2018... [more...]

EBRD is financing the construction of a Kronospan OSB plant in Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is financing the construction of an OSB plant belonging to Kronospan UA... [more...]

Sweden: Bark beetle and storms increase the notified area of final felling

In March, the notified area of final felling in Sweden increased by 16% compared with the corresponding month in 2018. It is the second highest monthly recorded data for the whole country in for March month in the last 12 years...... [more...]

Cascades officially inaugurates a new packaging plant in New Jersey

Cascades inaugurated its newest and most modern containerboard packaging plant, a US$76 million investment in state-of-the-art equipment... [more...]

Ghana: Wood products exports drop in the first two months

Wood product exports from Ghana in the first two-months of 2019 dropped 7.5% in volume and 19% in value (Euro terms) year on year according to the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD)...... [more...]

Exhibition "EXPODREV-2019" invites participants to Krasnoyarsk

From September 3rd to September 6th, 2019, the XXI specialized exhibition EXPODREV will be held in Krasnoyarsk. Russian and foreign manufacturers of machinery, equipment and technologies for the timber industry are invited to take part in the most influential industry exhibition project in Siberia and the Far East... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 16, 2019

Prices of framing lumber continued to retreat amid a slow-developing increase in seasonal demand. Traders widely reported that ample supplies were available at all levels of the distribution system, going back to the mills...... [more...]

US wooden furniture imports drop – prospects dim

US imports of wooden furniture dropped by 11% in January to US$1.73 billion. That figure is still up 3% from January 2018... [more...]

Brazil: Increasing planted forests areas

The National Forest Development Plan prepared by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa Florestas) aims at a 20% increase in the area of planted forest...... [more...]

New strategic framework for forests post 2020

On 15 April, the European Council adopted a set of conclusions on the progress achieved in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy and on a new strategic framework for forests. The conclusions follow the publication of a Commission report in December 2018, which reviewed the role played by the strategy in its first five years of life...... [more...]

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The teak from Myanmar, a precious wood always desired

The teak from Myanmar, a precious wood always desired

Despite the European legislation and its Timber Regulation (EUTR) that is supposed to moralize commercial practices, the teak market remains strongly suspected of illegality. We are talking here about natural teak, that still comes from forests located in the most famous production basin in the world: Burma or Myanmar.... [ more...]

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