• Forestry
  • February 20, 2017 14:03

Brazilian forest plantation sector registers growth in exports

The Brazilian forest plantation sector registered a growth in export volumes in 2016 recording exports of 12.9 million tonnes of pulp (+ 12%), 2.1 million tonnes of paper and 1 million cu.m (+ 64%) of woodbased panels.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2017 13:22

The global forest industry in the fourth quarter of 2016

With a few exceptions, sawlog prices were lower throughout the world in the 4Q/16 than they were in the previous quarter. The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 1.2% to US$69.82/m3 in the 4Q/16... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • February 17, 2017 11:40

FSC disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 17, 2017 11:02

Stock volumes of roundwood and wood chips lower by 4% in 4Q/2016

The total stocks of softwood sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips in Sweden is estimated at 8.0 million m³ in the fourth quarter of 2016. This is a decline by 4 percent compared with the same period of last year.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 17, 2017 10:03

Myanmar: Shipment of teak and tamalan seized at port

Despite the efforts of the timber trade and government to stamp out illegal practices and eventually negotiate a VPA with the EU a shipment of around 500 tons of illegal teak and padauk/tamalan were recently seized in Yangon Port... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 17, 2017 09:19

Russia: log exports up in volume and in value in Jan-Dec 2016

Final results of 2016 show that the Russian roundwood trade on the foreign markets is still getting more active... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 17, 2017 08:20

Central/West Africa: Asian demand is lively, Western markets quiet

Central/West African producers report that all European markets are quiet and any purchases are only for replacement of stocks and tend to be for only the faster moving timbers. The weak demand in Europe has resulted in some price weakness for species which are most susceptible to even small shifts in demand.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 16, 2017 11:30

Norway: More roundwood sales – falling prices

In Norway, a total of 10.4 million cubic metres of industrial roundwood were cut for sale in 2016. This represents an increase of 186,000 cubic metres as compared with 2015. In the same period, the average price decreased by 4 percent... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 15, 2017 12:45

2016 a transition year for Rougier with revenues of nearly €150 million

Rougier is reporting €149.4 million in consolidated revenues for 2016, down 9.3% from 2015. Following on from the trend seen since the start of the year, revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 contracted 11.0% compared with the fourth quarter of 2015 to €37.6 million... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 14, 2017 15:41

Resolute Forest Products reports 4Q and FY results

Resolute Forest Products Inc.reported a net loss of $45 million fourth quarter, a significant improvement over the $214 million loss during the same period in 2015. Sales were flat at $889 million in the quarter... [more...]

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