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  • Forestry
  • February 05, 2016 15:05

Romania: Romsilva's management dismissed

The Romanian minister of Environment, Cristiana Pasca Palmer, has this week dismissed the president of Romsilva's (National Forest Administration of Romania) Board of Directors, Mr. Ilie Mihalache, and four other members of the Board... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 05, 2016 14:05

Consistent growth in tropical sawn wood imports across the EU

All the largest EU markets imported more tropical sawn wood in the first eleven months of 2015 compared to the previous year. Growth rates were quite evenly spread, ranging between +7% and +12%... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 05, 2016 13:05

Lumber productions in Canada dips in November

Canadian sawmill produced 5 584.7 thousand cubic metresof lumber in November 2015, a decrease of 1.7% as compared to October. As compared to November 2014, lumber production increased by 15.5%... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 05, 2016 10:34

UPM installed a new log sorting line at its Seikku sawmill

UPM's new high capacity log sorting line in Seikku sawmill in Pori is now in full operation. The new investment improves the overall production efficiency of the sawmill significantly because the previous bottle neck is completely renewed... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 05, 2016 09:13

Canada signed the TPP-a move that could boost forest products exports

Canada's International trade minister Chrystia Freeland yesterday signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in a ceremony in New Zealand... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 05, 2016 09:02

Trade of logs in Baltic Sea region fell in 2015 due to lower demand in Finland and Sweden

After reaching a record high in 2014, log trade in the Baltic Sea fell by 10% in 2015. Most of the decline was that of softwood pulplogs, while trade of sawlogs actually increased to reach its highest level since 2007... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 04, 2016 15:23

Sawnwood imports start to exceed log imports at China's Manzhouli Port,

According to statistics from Manzhouli Customs, sawnwood imports through Manzhouli Port soared 20% to 4.98 million cubic metres in 2015, accounting for one fifth of the national imports... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 04, 2016 13:01

Sales reorganization and downtimes at some plants for German Pellets

As the German financial newspaper WirtschaftsWoche reported, German Pellets has reorganized its sales in part. Accordingly, parts of the sales have been transferred to a company set up in December ... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • February 04, 2016 12:03

Winfried Schaur appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Paper ENA

Winfried Schaur has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) and member of the Group Executive Team as of 8 February 2016... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 04, 2016 08:40

Stable roundwood prices in Tyrol

The roundwood market in Tyrol is stagnating. While harvesting in North Tyrol is almost impossible, many areas in East Tyrol are free of snow. This has consequences over the prices. The price difference between the North and East Tyrol persists... [more...]

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special report
France: new auction labeling system affecting the oak prices?

France: new auction labeling system affecting the oak prices?

French oak sawmill owners hope for the best and preferably faster, obviously. Even though they doubted that the so-called labeled auctions (i.e. under the labels of quality, as in FSC etc.) would have any immediate impact on the price of logs, they were hoping for the oak prices to stabilize. However, this does not seem to be the case judging by the results of the most recent auctions.... [ more...]

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