• Market Prices October 31, 2014 23:20

    China: Prices of main wood commodities in September 2014

    This index contains the most update prices of logs and lumbers from the two major timber distribution markets in China: Shanghai Furen Timber Market and Guangzhou Yuzhu Timber Market... [more...]

  • Market Prices October 31, 2014 16:23

    Current logs and sawnwood prices across main Chinese timber markets

    This report contains latest prices of logs and sawnwood from main timber markets in China... [more...]

  • Forestry
    Forestry October 31, 2014 13:30

    Komatsu Forest is launching four brand new harvesters

    The four new harvesters are the Komatsu 901, the Komatsu 911, the Komatsu 931, and the Komatsu 951. Four new harvesters that include everything from completely new designs, a new cab with a damping option, and an eco-friendly Stage IV engine through a keyless system and a new media hub to a completely new hydraulic system with dual hydraulic circuits the like of which the market has never seen. The result is high production capacity and low fuel consumption per processed timber volume. "We've focused on the operator and made every effort to maximize production from every possible angle in a sustainable manner," Ettemo explains. "Not only is this our most extensive harvester launch ever, it's also the dawning of a brand new era," says Tobias Ettemo, Product Manager at Komatsu Forest. [more...]

  • Forestry October 31, 2014 11:23

    Vietnam: Wood products exports top $5 billion through October

    Exports of wood and wood products from Vietnam reached US$ 5 billion in January-October 2014. This represents an increase of 13.3% as compared to the same period of 2014... [more...]

  • Wood Construction October 31, 2014 10:26

    Japan's housing starts fall sharply in September

    Japan's housing starts declined by 14.3% in September, after falling 12.5% in August... [more...]

  • Sawmilling October 31, 2014 09:48

    UK's timber sector reports record number of orders and booming profits

    The UK timber sector registered a record number of orders last year, with some organisations doubling their business. Data shows that some members had seen sales increase as much as 163% and by 84% in the last three months... [more...]

  • Forestry October 31, 2014 09:15

    Weyerhaeuser reports weak Q3 in wood products segment

    Timber giant Weyerhaeuser Co's third-quarter profit rose as it recorded a gain of about $1 billion on the divestiture of its home building unit. Howevere, sales and realizations in Timberlands and Wood Products segments declined... [more...]

  • Forestry October 30, 2014 14:33

    Resolute to build momentum in the wood products business

    Resolute Forest Products Inc. today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 of C$17 million (US$ 15,2 million) down from net income of C$29 million (US$ 25,9 mil.) in the third quarter of 2013. Sales were C$1.1 billion (US$ 984,5 million) in the quarter, down C$34 million (US$ 30,4 mil.), or 3%, from the third quarter of 2013."Our adjusted EBITDA improved sequentially thanks to the best lumber quarter in recent history and continued strength of market pulp," said Richard Garneau, president and chief executive officer. "We're building momentum in the wood products business: [more...]

  • Market Prices October 30, 2014 13:50

    Myanmar: teak prices at latest auctions

    Analysts say the convenient location fot the sale of logs on the 29 September (Yangon area) played a big part in the better prices that were received. Observers report that only part of the stock of logs which could not be shipped before the log export ban were sold at the recent sale... [more...]

  • Wood energy October 30, 2014 12:00

    Enviva Partners LP might expand wood pellet production capacity by 2 million tons

    Enviva Partners LP, the world's largest supplier of power generation wood pellets, has decided to raise US$ 100 million in an initial public offering. After the offering, Enviva will have the right of first offer to acquire wood pellet production plants with production capacity of 2.0 million metric tons per year... [more...]

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Forecast: Global consumption of solid-wood products to rise by an annual 2-3% over the next five years

Global consumption of solid-wood products continues to rise, with a long-range forecast of around 2–3 percent annual growth over the next five years...[ more...]

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