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Indonesia: Optimistic projection for 2019 forest products exports

The Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaire (APHI), Indroyono Soesilo, has forecast an 8% increase in forest products exports... [more...]

Pesmel to execute basic engineering for Sveza’s potential pulp mill in Russia

Sveza Group and Pesmel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding an automated pulp storage of the planned greenfield pulp mill project in Vologda Region of Russia... [more...]

China: Housing still attracting investment but millions of units unoccupied

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics shows that investment in real estate development during the first ten months of 2018 increased by almost 10% year-on-year but the pace of growth is slowing... [more...]

Stora Enso and Sulapac to develop renewable and biodegradable straws

Stora Enso and Sulapac will launch a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that gathers 20 000 tech enthusiasts from around the world... [more...]

Brazil: Wood products export round-up

In October 2018 the value of Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 1.8% compared to October 2017, from US$268.9 million to US$273.7 million... [more...]

Tolko announces production curtailments in BC

Tolko Industries Ltd. has announced curtailments at its lumber operations in Armstrong and Kelowna, British Columbia... [more...]

UK ban on combustible materials on new high-rise homes will slow down the use of CLT

The UK government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes, revealing that it will limit the use of cross-laminated timber in construction... [more...]

West Fraser to reduce lumber production at four of its sawmills

West Fraser announced it will implement temporary production curtailments over the holiday period at four of its British Columbia sawmills... [more...]

US tropical sawnwood imports hold steady

US imports of tropical sawn hardwood held steady in September with imports up less than 1% from the previous month at 16,611 cu.m... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 48, 2018

A mostly measured sales pace was reported across the gamut of framing lumber species. Modest upward momentum from activity in previous weeks carried over in some cases, but soft spots developed as well... [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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