• Forestry
  • December 10, 2018 15:01

Western US sawmills produce 5,6% more lumber for the first ten months

Western U.S. sawmills produced 12.330 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 10 months of 2018, an increase of 5.6% from 11.679 bbf in the same period a year earlier... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • December 10, 2018 12:35

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 49, 2018

Demand for framing lumber was light. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and concerns about the broader U.S. economy. Order files supported mills in holding to established quotes, but budding softness was evident in most producing regions... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 10, 2018 11:22

Russia: lumber exports 6% up in Jan-Oct 2018

In January-October 2018, Russia increased its sawn timber exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 10, 2018 09:03

Rise in EU tropical sawnwood imports

Despite a slow start to the year, EU imports of tropical sawnwood were 539,000 MT in the first nine months of 2018, 9% more than the same period in 2017. Import value also increased, by 10% to €545 million... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 10, 2018 08:37

Highest Amazon forest clearing in a decade

According to preliminary data released by the ministries of the Environment (MMA) and Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC), deforestation in the Amazon increased almost 14% between August 2017 and July 2018... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • December 08, 2018 08:05


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  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2018 10:00

Rougier to sell Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux to Malvaux Group

The Rougier Group entered into exclusive negotiations with the Malvaux Group to sell 100% of the Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux’s capital to the Malvaux Group... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2018 09:10

FSC’s presence in global wood production

A recent analysis across FSC forest management audit reports revealed that approximately 423 million cubic meters of wood are harvested per year in FSC-certified forests worldwide... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2018 08:38

Indonesia: Optimistic projection for 2019 forest products exports

The Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaire (APHI), Indroyono Soesilo, has forecast an 8% increase in forest products exports next year which would lift export earnings from the sector to around US$13 billion... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • December 06, 2018 11:00

France: bark beetle destabilizes spruce roundwood markets

Over the last year, in Europe, natural hazards have been сoming one after another and have destabilized the coniferous forest markets. It all started with the storms of October 2017... [more...]

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