Special Reports

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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...]

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  • March 01, 2017 11:05

European sawmills expand exports to China in 2016

After a slowdown in growth in 2015, mainly due to an overall slower pace in the Chinese economy and construction sector, 2016 marks an excellent year for the European sawmills on the Chinese market.... [more...]

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  • February 28, 2017 10:01

China's softwood lumber imports hit new record in 2016

China's softwood lumber imports hit a new record of 21.58 million cubic meters in 2016, up 24 percent from a year earlier, a strong rebound after a 1% decline in total imports in 2015 and a 4% increase in total imports in 2014... [more...]

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  • 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...]

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  • February 07, 2017 10:52

The Brexit aftermath: British softwood timber imports on a downward trend

The Brexit vote on June 23rd 2016 has lead to a downturn in UK's softwood timber imports during the third quarter of 2016 and October of the same year.... [more...]

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  • February 02, 2017 10:19

China's timber market expected to continue growth this year

The domestic timber market in China will continue to grow once with the commercial real estate boom in 2017 and the increasing timber demand... [more...]

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  • January 25, 2017 11:29

Holzindustrie Schweighofer responds to FSC's probation with new forest management in Romania

Holzindustrie Schweighofer has released a report on the 19th of January 2016, showing how the company has improved its company policy regarding a more sustainable and comprehensible supply chain on its wood sourcing... [more...]

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  • December 20, 2016 12:36

France: mixed 2016 results on the hardwood market

On the French hardwood market – depending on the species and the product grades – the results of 2016 are heterogeneous from the point of view of timber auctions. In the oak sector the situation keeps getting better. French sawmill owners benefit from the fortuitous combination of circumstances, namely... [more...]

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  • December 07, 2016 12:09

EU Delegation in Ukraine: EU opposes the log export ban for a legit reason

The EU Delegation in Ukraine has announced its stance on the wood export ban. According to the EU's representatives its position on the matter has been one-sidedly reported in mass media, which casts it in a negative light. The official stance of the EU Delegation is given ... [more...]

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  • December 06, 2016 15:08

France: coniferous timber and lumber market in a crisis

The results of 2016 are not likely to be satisfactory for softwood processors. At the latest wood auctions in November and December, most sawmill owners reported mixed results of their activities over the last twelve months... [more...]

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