• Sawmilling
  • December 13, 2018 13:47

Several plywood mills in Malaysia and Indonesia forced to stop production

Several plywood mills in Malaysia and Indonesia were forced to stop production due to serious supply shortage, while all mills are in danger by the high log costs and the low sales prices for plywood products in both countries... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • December 13, 2018 11:11

Global softwood sawlog prices dropping in the 3Q/18

Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3.7% from the 2Q/18 to the 3Q/18, the second consecutive q-o-q decline... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 13, 2018 10:54

European softwood lumber exports to China down sharply this year

Softwood lumber exports from the European Union countries to China went down by -26% during January-September 2018 from last year's same period of time... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 12, 2018 12:11

Mercer completes acquisition of Daishowa-Marubeni International

Mercer International Inc. has completed the acquisition of Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 11, 2018 15:26

Westervelt builds new sawmill in Alabama

The US sawmill company Westervelt, based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has finalized its plans for a second sawmill. A second sawmill is being built in Thomasville... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2018 13:15

Arauco joins American Wood Council

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

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2018 12:33

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...]

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2018 09:05

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...]

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2018 08:21

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...]

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2018 07:55

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...]

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