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  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 10:23

John Deere cuts 120 jobs

Deere & Company has informed approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois, that they will be placed on indefinite layoff effective September 6.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 09:09

UN/FAO reports on the state of world forests

While agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation, there is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry to build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of the FAO's flagship publication... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 28, 2016 08:03

Slight fall in Brazilian wood products exports

In May 2016 the value of Brazil’s wood product exports (except pulp and paper) fell 1.6% in compared to May 2015, from US$231.7 million to US$228.1 million... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 27, 2016 13:20

New home sales in US reach highest level since 2008

Single-family home sales in US increased more than expected in June and reached the highest level in 8-1/2 years... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 27, 2016 11:46

Barlinek might invest in Russia

The Polish parquet manufacturer Barlinek apparently wants to invest in the Russian region of Kostroma, northeast of Moscow... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 27, 2016 10:32

Myanmar might start to import timber to protect its forests

Myanmar government decided to start importing timber as to protect its forests. Even if the country has been a long time timber producer and exporter, the local timber companies will continue their operations... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 27, 2016 09:04

Raute supplies machinery for Metsä Wood

Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately EUR 25 million from Metsä Wood. The orders are related to the investment program resolved and disclosed by Metsä Group on June 8, 2016... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • July 27, 2016 08:31

Timber Expo 2016 with new exhibitors and partners

Timber Expo - the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber - is fast approaching. The show - to take place from 18 to 20 October 2016 at Nec in Birmingham - will bring together key players from across the whole UK Timber Industry... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 26, 2016 13:37

Huge interest in Swedish wood at Chinese furniture fair

Having been active for many years in China’s east coast cities such as Shanghai and Guangzhou, the industry organisation Swedish Wood has now taken part in a furniture fair in the inland city of Chengdu, in Western China... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • July 26, 2016 12:10

Austria: Price of wood pellets increases slightly this month

The retail price for ENplus A1 wood pellets in Austria has increased slightly in July. On average, pellets currently cost 222.7 EUR/tonne. This is 0.1% more than in June... [more...]

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US-Canada softwood lumber dispute: "significant differences" toward a new agreement

The U.S. and Canada have "significant differences" toward a new softwood-lumber trade agreement, after negotiation between the two countries. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland released a joint statement Friday stressing that negotiations continue on what they described as an important part of both economies... [ more...]

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