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  • Forestry
  • March 31, 2015 16:11

Highlights at LIGNA 2015

This year’s LIGNA will be staged from 11 to 15 May in Hannover, Germany. LIGNA is the world’s premier trade show for providers of plant and machinery for primary and secondary wood processing and woodworking. It has a unique format in that it spans the entire wood value chain, from forestry and forestry technology, right through to wood processing, woodworking and wood bioenergy. Another standout feature is LIGNA’s high level of international participation, with more than 50 percent of the exhibitor pool coming from beyond Germany... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 31, 2015 11:01

Japan: Construction sector on downtrend

Japanese housing starts declined at a slower than expected pace in February... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 31, 2015 10:24

Difficult year for RusForest

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, today released its fourth quarter and year end report 2014. In the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014, the company harvested 105,038 m3 cubic meters of sawlogs in Magistralny, Russia (4Q/2013: 94,220 m3)... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 31, 2015 08:10

China: Prices of main wood products in February 2015

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...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 31, 2015 07:49

New major biomass project close to London

BWSC acquires the Tilbury Green Power Project;... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 30, 2015 14:06

Slow start for Malaysian timber industry after Chinese New Year

The Malaysian timber industry is slowly getting back to business after the long Chinese New Year break, however trading is reportedly slower than usual... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 30, 2015 13:01

Russian forest – Unutilized growth base

The conference “Russian Forest – Unutilized Growth Base” will be held in December 2015, in Vienna (Austria). The organizers of the event are The Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in partnership with The Austrian Economic Chambers; The Association of Specialists of the Pulp and Paper Industry (ASPPI) is an operator of the event.... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • March 30, 2015 12:11

U.S. softwood lumber price picks up, but still well below last year

Trading picked up in framing U.S. lumber markets, although day-to-day activity was inconsistent. Tuesday was generally the busiest day of the week; a limit-up move in futures was enough to push many fence-sitters into the market. Fair trading prevailed through Wednesday, but the pace cooled on Thursday... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 30, 2015 10:20

Largest CLT plant in the world to be build in Montana, U.S.

SmartLam plans to build a new wood products plant at Columbia Falls Industrial Park, United States. When completed it will be the largest cross-laminated timber plant in the world... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 30, 2015 09:48

Latvian State Forests earns €76.6m in 2014

In 2014, "Latvian State Forests" (LVM) turned over EUR 275.1 million and earned EUR 76.9 million, according to the company's unaudited annual report... [more...]

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special report

Top North American lumber producers in 2014: Canadian sawmills continue to expand in the U.S.

Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers reported modest gains in 2014 as lumber demand continues to rise slowly (but steadily) in the U.S. as well as in key export markets. Total U.S. softwood lumber shipments increased 4.1% to 31.3 billion bf (73,1 million m3) and Canadian production recorded smaller gains, or +3.1% to 24.2 billion bf (57,1 million m3). Corporate acquisitions were again a big part of the story as the Canadian buying frenzy continued in the U.S. South – since 2004 when only 2 U.S. sawmills were owned by Canadian companies (only West Fraser), there are now more than 35 mills that have been purchased by Canadian firms in the South as well as the U.S. West... [ more...]

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