• Forestry
  • July 24, 2017 13:02

US hardwood exports to Southeast Asia and China up 25.7% in the first quarter of 2017

US hardwood exports maintained upward momentum in the first quarter of 2017, with a strong gain Southeast Asia (SEA) and Greater China markets, at a growth rate of 25.7%, when compared to Q1 2016.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 24, 2017 09:46

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 29, 2017

Framing lumber prices posted strong increases in most species for a second consecutive week, as concerns about supplies were unabated. A number of sawmills in the B.C. Interior remained down due to wildfires in the region... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 24, 2017 08:51

First forests in New Zealand to be PEFC certified

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) informed that the first forests in New Zealand achieve PEFC certification.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 24, 2017 08:18

Rise in total output value of China’s forestry industry

According to the State Forestry Administration (SFA), in the first half of 2017 the total output value of China’s forest industry rose 7.4% to RMB 2.77 trillion. The total value of China’s foreign trade in wood product rose 11% to US$71 billion... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 24, 2017 07:48

Myanmar- illegal felling and smuggling continues

Minister - illegal felling and smuggling continues Corruption in the forestry sector and the extent of illegal trade in timber has captured the attention of the Parliament with the submission of a proposal by a member of parliament to strengthen the action to combat the illegal logging... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 23, 2017 16:41

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 28, 2017

Wildfires in the British Columbia Interior fueled heavy trading in framing lumber markets in the United States. Western SPF prices hiked... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 21, 2017 12:14

SCA published the first financial report as a separate forest and forest products company

SCA has published its January-June 2017 interim report, for the first time as just forest and forest products company. As reported before, the Annual General Meeting’s decision to split SCA into two listed companies has been implemented... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 20, 2017 15:16

Sveaskog’s sales increased by 5% in H1 2017

Net sales of Swedish statal forest agency Sveaskog, which comprise both deliveries from Sveaskog’s ownforests and purchased wood raw material, increased by 5% to SEK 3,299 million (3,151) in the first half of 2017. Total delivery volumes rose by 2% and prices increased by ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 19, 2017 08:44

Södra reports strong second quarter result

Södra´s operating profit totalled SEK 464 million (50) for the second quarter. The trend was boosted by favourable demand for Södra’s products, higher prices and internal operational improvements. "The overall forest economy remains strong, which is to ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 19, 2017 06:00

New Zealand’s logs exports three times as high as those of lumber

The total value of logs exported from New Zealand in the 1Q/17 was almost three times as high as the value of exported lumber, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Over 50% of the timber harvest in New Zealand is being exported in log form. However, some sawmills ...... [more...]

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