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Interfor to resume operations at its Grand Forks sawmill in Canada

Interfor Corporation has resumed operations at its sawmill in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, following severe flooding in the area over the past two weeks... [more...]

Germany: Wood products prices rising in April

In April 2018, almost all listed product categories are more expensive than in the same month of the previous year. The biggest price increases could be noticed for particleboard... [more...]

BSW Timber to build the largest sawmill in Slovenia

BSW Timber announced its latest investment of €40m in Slovenia, constructing a new sawmill, CHP plant and pellet manufacturing facility which will see the creation of 170 new jobs... [more...]

Finland: roundwood prices 2% up in April 2018

In April, in Finland the stumpage price level increased 2% over the previous month. The real stumpage price level was... [more...]

INTERFORST 2018 coming up on July 18 – 22 in Germany

At INTERFORST, which will be held on the exhibition grounds of Messe München from July 19 to 22, 2018, the German and international forest sector and forest-based industries will present itself in all its spheres. The two big special shows in Hall B6 and in the open-air site equally form a mirror of the efficiency of this industry. Here, trade show visitors will be offered a great deal: practical tips for daily work, state-of-the art forest machinery technology in action as well as the presentation of exciting future topics such as Forestry 4.0.... [more...]

Ilim Timber to modernize three progressive kilns at its mill in Russia

Ilim Timber invests in the modernization of progressive kilns. Valutec will convert three of Ilim’s existing 1-zone kilns to modern 2-zone progressive kilns... [more...]

China: Wood product output in Guangdong province in Q1 2018

Analysts write that the main reason for the decline in the value of wooden furniture and flooring output is that enterprises, especially the Taiwanse companies... [more...]

Furniture production recovering in Brazil

In the first three months of this year the furniture industry recorded an increase of 8.9% in production and in the 12 months up to March 2018 there was an almost 9% rise... [more...]

US softwood lumber production up by 5.2%

US sawmills produced 5.625 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first two months of 2018, a 5.2% year-over-year increase from 5.346 bbf... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 19, 2018

Framing lumber prices in the US reached further record-highs during last week, as robust seasonal demand overwhelmed supplies. Steep double-digit price hikes were the rule in all species... [more...]

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Oak logs prices booming in France

Oak has become priceless in France! This statement may seem exaggerated but the examination of the auction results for the first five months of 2018 leaves no doubts about the current state of the oak market in France. Year-on-year and on average (see table 1), the price increase of logs reached 25%, exceeding 50% over two years... [ more...]

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