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  • March 27, 2017 09:37

France: oak prices soar in early 2017

Since 2013, oak prices have been climbing in France. All forest and woodworking industry professionals are wondering how far up oak prices can go... [more...]

  • March 09, 2017 07:55

Overview of the global lumber markets in 2016

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 in 2016... [more...]

  • March 16, 2017 10:22

Russia: sawn timber export value up by 38%

In January 2017, Russian sawn timber exports have significantly grown... [more...]

  • March 23, 2017 14:41

Southeastern US wood products industry under threat by the pine beetle

The southern pine beetle is an extremely threat for the wood products industry in the southeastern US. This might also represent one of the main causes for economic loss in forestry... [more...]

  • March 21, 2017 09:31

Brazil: Furniture industries react strongly to plywood price hike

The Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (Movergs) and the Bento Gonçalves Furniture Industry Union (Sindmóveis) jointly issued a statement denying support for the recent plywood price increases announced by manufacturers... [more...]

  • March 20, 2017 10:24

Brazil: Woodbased panel exports surged in January

The Brazilian Tree Industry (IBÁ) has reported that January 2017 exports of woodbased panels increased by 57% to 85,000 cu.m ... [more...]

  • March 20, 2017 13:16

South Africa: Rising mill stocks signal weak demand

Rising mill stocks signal weak demand Local analysts report the South African timber market is currently subdued and that this is borne out by the high level of stocks at domestic sawmills... [more...]

  • March 22, 2017 12:15

New Zealand's log export prices up sharply in February

The export prices for New Zealand logs increased for every grade. The average wharf gate price for unpruned A-grade logs advanced to $128 a tonne in February 2017.... [more...]

  • March 22, 2017 10:31

Indonesia: Plans to expand non-tax revenues from forestry

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry plans to reactivate Standing Stock Compensation charges to boost non-tax revenue from production forests. Putera Parthama, Director General in the Ministry said 2016 non-tax revenues from the forestry sector were Rp2.7 trillion sharply down on the level in 2015... [more...]

  • March 23, 2017 13:37

UK conference calls for step change in hardwood marketing

To end years of decline in UK hardwood consumption, a radical step change is required to improve two-way communication between the hardwood trade and key enduser and specifier groups, including product designers, architects, manufacturers, building contractors and retailers... [more...]

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