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One week before the Montréal Wood Convention 2018, will you be there?

The organizers of the Montréal Wood Convention 2018, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau, the Quebec Forest Industry Council, the Ontario Forest Industries Association and the Maritime Lumber Bureau are pleased to invite the industry to the 2018 edition that will be held from March 20 to 22 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal...... [more...]

The global forest industry in Q4/2017

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased to US$76.34/m3 in the 4Q/17, up 1.0 percent from the 3Q/17. This was the fourth consecutive q-o-q rise, with the GSPI being up 9.8 percent in one year.... [more...]

US softwood lumber production up 4.2% in 2017

U.S. sawmills increased softwood lumber production by 4.2% in 2017 to a full-year total of 33.888 billion board ft. (bbf), up from 32.535 bbf in 2016... [more...]

Swedish softwood lumber exports increased slightly in 2017

In 2017, Sweden exported 13.1 million m3 of sawn and planed softwood lumber. This is 1% more than in 2016. Almost 8 million cbm were exported to European countries, and 4 million m3 to Africa and East Asia... [more...]

Dubai WoodShow to open its gates

More than 300 participants from 55 countries will descend in Dubai this week for the 13th edition of Dubai WoodShow, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 9, 2018

The record run in framing lumber prices came to a halt. Cracks in prices widened across the array of species, offering the first definitive signs of softness since December.... [more...]

Malaysia: Shortages of raw materials and skilled workers could hold back furniture export performance

Malaysia’s timber exports are expected to increase 5% this year from the RM23.22 bil. in 2017, according to Dr. Jalaluddin Harun, Director General of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB)... [more...]

European Bioeconomy in Figures 2008-2015

The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. In 2016, a study conducted by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). This study has now been updated ...... [more...]

Market Prices

Pellet prices in Switzerland stabilized

After a slight decrease in February prices for ENplus A1 pellets in Switzerland stabilized approximately on January levels. The average price for loose pellets (3-8 t) in March is 376.30 CHF/t. That’s 0.3% more than in February and only 0.30 CHF more than ...... [more...]

Belarus introduced a decree on log export licences

Belarus introduced a regulation on compulsory licensing of foreign trade activities regarding export of certain timber types outside the Eurasian Economic Union... [more...]

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Safeguard procedure granted for Rougier SA

Today, the tribunal of Poitiers (France) agreed to the request of Rougier SA, the top holding company of the Rougier Group, to apply for a safeguard procedure... [ more...]

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