• Forestry November 26, 2014 16:00

    Rougier: Revenues for the first nine months of 2014 up 6.1%

    Rougier is reporting €108.3 million in revenues at 30 September 2014, up 6.1% on last year. Revenues for the third quarter of 2014 came to €35.9 million, down 2.7% , reflecting the deep economic downturn in France and the lower level of business growth... [more...]

  • Sawmilling November 26, 2014 10:38

    FEFPEB Congress: European wooden pallet manufacturing shows significant growth

    Production of timber pallets by European manufacturers has increased substantially over the last decade, the annual congress of the European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) heard last month. At FEFPEB’s 65th congress, entitled “Packaging and pallets in a competitive European Union” and held in Brussels, FEFPEB’s secretariat reported on industry statistics, which showed an encouraging increase in the number of pallets manufactured within its member countries. Approximately 401 million pallets were made during 2013, up from 371 million in 2010 and 339 million in 2006... [more...]

  • Forestry November 26, 2014 09:21

    VPA and EUTR: problems and progress

    The international forum of the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) held in Amsterdam in early November came to address problems and progress in implementation of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and EU FLEGT VPA programme... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 26, 2014 07:52

    Russian softwood lumber exports grow, prices fall

    Despite the fact that Russia's softwood lumber exports increased by 8% in the first three quarters of this year, a significant price decline was noticed, especially in some key markets such as Japan or China... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 25, 2014 14:01

    Germany: Rising oak log exports in the first three quarters

    In the first three quarters of 2014, the volume of German oak logs exports ranged more +3% above the previous year. A more significant increase was registered in export value, where the increase was of +24%, backed by a +20% increase in the average export price... [more...]

  • Wood energy November 25, 2014 12:05

    New waste wood CHP facility in UK

    The Foresight Group (Foresight) and the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) have on 21st of November anounced an investment in the construction of a new waste wood CHP facility in Widnes, Merseyside, UK. The amount of investment will total 110 million GBP, the equivalent of EUR 138.9 million... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 25, 2014 10:41

    Austria: Price of wood pellets rises in November

    Although with a minor increase in November over the previous month, the price of wood pellets in Austria is still -7.2% lower than last year... [more...]

  • Machinery News November 25, 2014 09:20

    Orders of Italian woodworking machinery on the rise

    The orders for Italian woodworking machinery in Q3 2014 have increased by 11.3% compared to the same period of 2013. The orders from foreign countries increased by 11.8%, while demand in the domestic market expanded by 9%... [more...]

  • Market Prices November 24, 2014 15:15

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 46, 2014

    Prices of framing lumber finished lower, but a pickup in sales late in the week put many prices on firming footing... [more...]

  • Panels
    Panels November 21, 2014 16:48

    Siempelkamp received two major orders in Turkey

    In August and September 2014 the machine and plant builder Siempelkamp was once again able to record two important sales in the area of production plants for wood-based panels in Turkey. The customers Camsan Entegre and Starwood ordered ContiRoll® press lines with a combined length of more than 100 m... [more...]

special report Falling lumber prices in US

Falling lumber prices in US

In a very sluggish European context, softwood sawmills in the Euro zone (including British) would have liked to see in the US market a few glimmers of hope, just to pass a difficult winter ahead. Unfortunately, the latest figures are not so good, showing a falling US lumber market...[ more...]

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