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Hyne Timber to expand its glue laminated timber capacity in Queensland, Australia

Hyne Timber has announced a significant expansion to its Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing capability in Maryborough, Queensland... [more...]

China: Rise in the value of wood products exports through Weifang city

According to Weifang Customs, in the first three quarters of 2018 the value of wood product exports through Weifang City amounted to US$752 million... [more...]

Growth in Brazilian wood panel exports

Statistics from the Brazilian Tree Industry Association (IBÁ) show that there was a significant increase in exports by the timber industry... [more...]

Setra reports growth in profit for third quarter

Swedish wood products company Setra is reporting an operating profit of SEK 287 million (107) for the period January–September 2018. Net sales totalled SEK 3,325 million (3,027)... [more...]

Ahlstrom-Munksjö completed acquisition of Brazilian paper mill

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed the acquisition of MD Papéis’ Caieiras specialty paper mill in Brazil for a debt free purchase price of about EUR 98 million. The agreement was announced on April 24, 2018... [more...]

US housing starts dropped sharply in September

US housing starts drooped in September, after a substantial increase in the previous month... [more...]

Finland: investments and profitability of the forest industry 2017

In 2017, in Finland, investments in the forest industry (EUR 913 million) decreased by 10% in real terms over the previous year, but were still 15% higher than... [more...]

Wood Construction

Production in construction down by 0.5% in both euro area and EU28

In August 2018 compared with July 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in both the euro area (EA19) and EU28... [more...]

Wood processing industry in Guangdong Province steadily increasing

Wood product output from plants in Guangdong Province has been steadily increasing in tandem with increased of domestic and international demand... [more...]

Germany: Production of wood pellet higher in Q3/2018

The total production of wood pellets in Germany in the third quarter of 2018 was 608,000 tonnes of pellets... [more...]

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special report

ISC: Blue Skies for wood industry in 2018, but dark clouds ahead

On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held in Riga in the facilities of the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija. This year's conference was attended by over 200 participants – a record-high attendance – from all over the world and it was ...... [ more...]

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