Sawmilling

  • Forestry
  • June 20, 2018 09:17

Ghana: Q1 2018 wood products exports at year on year high

The volume of wood products exported from Ghana in the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 72,533 cu.m, 18% higher than in the corresponding quarter in 2017... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 19, 2018 14:38

Image Systems AB acquires Limab Oy

Already on 1 June Image Systems AB has concluded an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares outstanding of the Finnish company Limab Oy. Limab Oy, with offices in S:t Michel and Helsingfors, is active in contactless measurement technology with applications in the sawmill industry ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 19, 2018 13:04

Pfeifer Group invests 10 million euros in Kundl site

The Pfeifer Group has been based in Kundl (Tyrol) since 1978. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company is investing just under EUR 10 million in the Kundl plant in sawmill technology, job security and a state-of-the-art office building. A new packaging plant and a waste wood transport facility are already in operation.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 19, 2018 12:20

EU and Laos advanced in Voluntary Partnership Agreement

The European Union (EU) and Laos have held their second round of face-to-face negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT)... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • June 18, 2018 10:28

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 23, 2018

A third straight week of slack framing lumber sales prompted producers to take a more aggressive approach to trading. Coast dry framing mills were on the leading edge of what traders noted was looking more and more like a “June swoon,”... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 18, 2018 09:51

Myanmar: Exporters overwhelmed by requests for documents verifying legality

Myanmar exporters to the EU are reporting that they are being asked to provide more and more documents to mitigate the risk of illegal timber entering the supply chain...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 15, 2018 14:45

US softwood lumber production up 2.7%

US sawmills produce 8.557 bbf of softwood lumber in first three months of 2018, up 2.7% year-over-year, while output by Canadian mills drops 2.4% to 7.074... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 15, 2018 14:02

US hardwood exports to China jump to record high

Amidst the trade dispute between China and the US, the hardwood exports to Southeast Asia and Greater China rallied and exceeded the historic high, as compared to the same period of time in the past few years... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 15, 2018 10:44

First quarter decline in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood decreased 6% to 166,100 MT in the first quarter of 2018. This was mainly due to a continuing slide in imports from Cameroon, ongoing since the end of 2016... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 14, 2018 13:42

China: Rise in log imports in 2017

China’s log imports in 2017 totalled 55.43 million cubic metres valued at US$9.927 billion, a year on year increase of 14% in volume and 23% in value. The average price for imported logs was US$179 per cubic metre, a year on year increase of 8%... [more...]

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