• Forestry
  • February 21, 2018 09:42

Brazil: Stellar export performance by plantation sector

Brazil’s 2017 pulp exports increased 14% to US$6.4 billion. Paper exports were up marginally to US$1.9 billion and woodbased panel exports jumped 16% to US$289 million... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2018 10:25

Indonesia: Success in slowing deforestation

Indonesia has reported a significant decline in deforestation over the past years. In a recent statement to the press, the Minister of Environment and Forestry... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2018 09:09

PEFC lauds Indian certification system

In a press release after the official launch, Sarah Price, Head of Projects and Development at PEFC International, said that given the size of India and the diversity of its forests, the development of a national certification system is to be applauded... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 20, 2018 08:35

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 6, 2018

Following a measured start to trading, framing lumber sales picked up after midweek, and many key prices continued for forge higher. More price records fell, while many other prices having already far surpassed previous highs moved higher still... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 19, 2018 13:04

France: Lumber prices, Q4/2017

French research center CEEB (Centre d’Etudes de l’Economie du Bois) together with the national wood federation FNB (Federation Nationale du Bois) quarterly publish average prices for French lumber...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 19, 2018 09:32

Brazilian timber companies expecting tough trading conditions in 2018

Despite the growth in export volumes in 2017 revenue continues to be below expectations, prompting the timber industry not to be too optimistic for the coming year... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 19, 2018 08:50

Indonesia: Plantation production can underpin export growth

The Secretary General in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Bambang Hendroyono, said Indonesia will export wood products worth around US$12 billion this year.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 16, 2018 14:38

Brazil: 41% of the wood harvested in Mato Grosso of illegal origin

Approximately 41% of the timber exploited in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is in unauthorized areas. The Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV) presented this conclusion, after it mapped the activity based on satellite images collected between August 2013 and July 2016 and compared them to the authorizations to exploit the material... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 16, 2018 10:02

Cameroon increases log export duties

A considerable surge in log FOB asking prices was recorded in Central/West Africa. This is the result of producers trying to pass on a new 15% increase in export duties on logs imposed by the government of Cameroon... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • February 16, 2018 08:04

France: maritime pine prices spike in the south-west

There is the maritime pine price hike in the French south-west. Gascon mill owners and those from across the Atlantic coast of France have not known such enthusiasm for many years... [more...]

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