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Arauco joins American Wood Council

Arauco North America, headquartered in Atlanta, has joined the American Wood Council (AWC)... [more...]

Metsä Fibre to acquire a biogas plant in Äänekoski, Finland

Metsä Fibre and EcoEnergy SF have signed an agreement concerning the ownership of the biogas plant located in Metsä Group’s mill area in Äänekoski, Finland... [more...]

Russia: pulp exports 1.6% up in Jan-Oct 2018

In January-October 2018, Russian pulp exports increased year-on-year, indicate the statistics... [more...]

Japan's housing starts grow slightly in October

Housing starts in Japan increased by 0.3 percent year-on-year in October of 2018... [more...]

Rougier to appoint Francis Rougier as Chairman and CEO

During the Board of Directors meeting held on December 6, Mr Jacques Rougier announced that he was standing down from his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors... [more...]

Peru: Wood products exports rise but shipments to China slide

According to information provided by the Association of Exporters (ADEX), as of August 2018 exports of Peruvian wood products totalled almost US$80 million FOB... [more...]

Myanmar: Settling confusion over the MTLAS and the ‘Dossier’

The Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) recently made available online its publication “Myanmar Timber Chain of Custody Process, Documents and Actors”, the so-called ‘Dossier’. This describes the documents and procedures applied at every step of the entire supply chain from harvesting to port of export. The aim of making this available was to enable exporters and authorities in importing countries understand how Myanmar manages information in the timber supply chain... [more...]

Bergs Timber re-names UK subsidiary Continental Wood Products

In the spring of 2018, Swedish sawmill company Bergs Timber AB acquired five subsidiaries of Norvik Timber Industries, including British wood wholesaler Continental Wood Products Ltd... [more...]

Western US sawmills produce 5,6% more lumber for the first ten months

Western U.S. sawmills produced 12.330 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 10 months of 2018, an increase of 5.6% from 11.679 bbf in the same period a year earlier... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 49, 2018

Demand for framing lumber was light. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and concerns about the broader U.S. economy. Order files supported mills in holding to established quotes, but budding softness was evident in most producing regions... [more...]

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France: bark beetle destabilizes  spruce roundwood markets

France: bark beetle destabilizes spruce roundwood markets

Over the last year, in Europe, natural hazards have been сoming one after another and have destabilized the coniferous forest markets. It all started with the storms of October 2017... [ more...]

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