• Forestry
  • March 20, 2019 06:34

Indonesia: Wood products have clear export potential

Based on studies conducted by the University Network for Indonesian Export Development (UNIED) on the main export commodities it is processed cocoa and wood products that have the greatest export potential. This, according to the authors of the study, is due to their high competitiveness and large market potential.... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • March 19, 2019 10:00

Introducing TallyExpress-The revolutionary Lumber Tally App which will change the sawmill industry

TallyExpress - the revolutionary tally app – promises to offer an affordable and accurate solution from your smartphone. Using artificial intelligence and sophisticated computer vision algorithms, TallyExpress allows you to measure bundles in a fast and reliable way, directly on your Android device. With just a photo, TallyExpress recognizes and counts each board individually, calculates their respective widths and computes the total volume in a matter of seconds...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 14, 2019 11:55

Finnish forest industry products exports rise by 5% in 2018; imports up 34%

In 2018 the exports value of the Finnish forest industry products was EUR 13.20 billion. The exports value increased five percent from previous year...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 14, 2019 10:03

German building permits fall slightly in 2018

In 2018, the construction of a total of around 347,300 apartments was approved in Germany. As reported by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), there were 0.2% or 800 building permits less than in the previous year...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 13, 2019 13:03

Canada: February housing starts trend lower

The trend in Canadian housing starts resumed its downward trajectory in February while still remaining above historical average. Both single-detached and multi-unit dwellings starts trended lower... [more...]

  • Statistics
  • March 13, 2019 09:36

121.8 million EPAL load carriers in 2018

The European Pallet Association eV (EPAL) reports 121.8 million produced and repaired EPAL pallets in 2018. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of 5.2%... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 13, 2019 08:02

Shifting destinations for EU timber imports

There are significant shifts on-going in destinations for EU imports of timber products. After emerging as by the largest single market in the EU for timber products from outside the bloc between 2011 and 2015, the relative importance of the UK eased a little in the 2016 to 2018 period... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 12, 2019 13:03

Western U.S. sawmills produce more softwood lumber in January 2019

Western U.S. sawmills produced 1.260 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in January 2019, an increase of 0.3% from output in January 2018 of 1.256 bbf...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 12, 2019 12:25

Switzerland: Wood pellet price falls slightly in March

Consumer prices for wood pellets in Switzerland fell slightly again in March 2019, for the first time since July 2018. The highlight of the heating season is over...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 12, 2019 10:56

EU wood products exports at record level in 2018

In 2018, the EU exported wood products with a total value of 21.8 billion euro, 2% less than in 2017 when exports were at record levels... [more...]

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