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  • Market Prices September 01, 2014 10:29

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 34, 2014

    Trading of framing lumber slowed after Wednesday, as traders hit the exits or waited to take a fresh look at the market after the long holiday weekend... [more...]

  • Sawmilling September 01, 2014 10:27

    SCA to upgrade sawmill in Sweden

    SCA will invest SEK 500 million (EUR 54.3 million) in a new saw line at the Tunadal sawmill in Sundsvall, Sweden. This investment will allow for an increase in production to 540,000 cubic meters of spruce wood products per annum... [more...]

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    Panels September 01, 2014 09:48

    Sharp rise in EU imports of hardwood plywood

    In the first six months of 2014, EU28 imports of hardwood plywood were 1.2 1 million cubic metre, 12% more than the same period the previous year. This follows stable imports between 2012 and 2013... [more...]

  • Market Prices August 31, 2014 13:20

    France: Lumber prices, July 2014

    French research center CEEB (Centre d’Etudes de l’Economie du Bois) together with the national wood federation FNB (Federation Nationale du Bois) quarterly publish average prices for French lumber... [more...]

  • Market Prices August 30, 2014 17:49

    China: Prices of main wood commodities in July 2014

    This report contains prices of logs, wooden beams, veneer, plywood, solid wood flooring and other items from timber markets in several Chinese regions: Jiashan Kaihua, Shanghai Furen, Beijing Dongba... [more...]

  • Forestry August 29, 2014 12:35

    RusForest reports second quarter results

    RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, today released its second quarter 2014 report. In the quarter ended June 30, RusForest harvested 28,918 cubic meters of sawlogs (2013: 49,028 cubic meters), while sawnwood production amounted... [more...]

  • Sawmilling August 29, 2014 10:47

    Metsä to reduce LVL and glulam production due to weak market

    Metsä Wood, the wood products business area of Metsä Group, is beginning statutory labour negotiations in order to adjust production in response to decreased demand at its Kerto LVL mills in Punkaharju and Lohja (Finland), and at its glulam mill in Hartola (Finland)... [more...]

  • Forestry August 29, 2014 09:48

    PEFC re-endorses MTCS for another five years

    PEFC International has announced the re-endorsement of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) for another period of 5 years. This confirms that MTCS has implemented and complies with the sustainability standards of the PEFC... [more...]

  • Wood energy August 29, 2014 08:50

    German Pellets improves results in the first half

    Production in the United States as well as significantly lower raw materials and energy costs as compared to Germany and Western Europe contributed to this growth... [more...]

  • Market Prices August 28, 2014 14:08

    Germany: Wood products price index in July

    The sharp decline in prices of German wood products that occurred in the May producer price index, was followed by stable June and a slight recovery in July. With a drop of 2.2 points, the index for wood chips... [more...]

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Global trade of woodworking technology still in crisis

The figures of the global industry of woodworking technology, processed by the Acimall Studies Office, are clear: all major international competitors recorded a negative trend. Export decreased in Germany (1,715 million Euro, minus 3.1 percent compared to 2012), though it was compensated by a strong domestic market. Same 3.1 percent decrease, down to 1,111 million Euro, also for export in Italy, a downward trend that had already emerged at the end of 2012 and...[ more...]

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