• Sawmilling
  • March 30, 2017 12:11

Resolute announces the start-up of new tissue machine

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the start-up of its new tissue machine in Calhoun (Tennessee). The first tissue parent roll was produced on February 28, 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 30, 2017 11:32

Ghana bans exports of rosewood

Ghana's government has issued a national ban on the export of rosewood, a part of the national forest system.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 30, 2017 10:28

Log exports from New Zealand to China recover in 2016

Log exports from New Zealand to China have recovered strongly following improved demand over the past year.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 29, 2017 13:01

Chinese buyers rush to Vietnam due to logging bans

Many Chinese businesses have hurried to Vietnam to buy wood because their government closed the natural forests in 14 provinces. Thus, almost 90% of the timber in the Central Highlands has been sold to Chinese.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 29, 2017 11:47

Chinese shipment to US fails quarantine regulations because of crating

According to Ningbo Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau in Zhejiang Province, both the volume and value of wood products exports by manufacturers based in Ningbo City increased in 2016 and the value of wood product exports topped US$410 million... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 29, 2017 10:58

Tembec announces large investment for its Quebec facilities

Tembec announced on the 24th of March a four-year $136 million capital investment program in its Québec facilities to improve competitiveness, centered on its specialty cellulose pulp operation at the Temiscaming manufacturing site.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 29, 2017 09:32

US home buyers affected by rising softwood lumber prices

The composite price of framing lumber used in house construction increased by 14% in the first three weeks of February according to Random Lengths a trade magazine.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 29, 2017 08:21

Dropping hardwood consumption in Europe

The downward hardwood consumption trend is partly due to falling availability on the supply side – with hardwood harvesting levels constrained within the EU and a large share of the better quality European logs now being exported to China and other Asian countries, a problem compounded by the very heavy focus on European oak which is also in strong demand in the barrel staves market.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 28, 2017 08:09

Rising US share of UK hardwood imports continued last year

A UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) conference on the UK hardwood market sponsored by The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) was held on 9 March. The conference aimed to provide a more accurate picture of the hardwood market in the UK and to inform the activities of the TTF which aims to revitalise the market development work of their National Hardwood Division (NHD) in co-operation with AHEC and other producer associations.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2017 14:36

France: Auction sale of Homatherm following bankruptcy

The auction includes panel manufacturing lines, handling equipment and utilities...... [more...]

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