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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 31, 2018

Framing lumber prices spiraled downward, as mills searched for trading levels to little avail. Deep double-digit cuts left traders all the more uncertain about where a bottom might be found. Futures helped set the tone for the rout, as two down-limit days threw cold water on a modest rally on the board Tuesday. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price fell for an eighth straight week... [more...]

U.S. Department of Commerce announced final determinations on the Canadian uncoated groundwood paper import duties

On August 2, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada... [more...]

In Myanmar wood processing mills are closing due to lack of logs

In Myanmar wood processing mills are closing due to lack of logs... [more...]

Forestry

Swedish Startup Einride introduces autonomous all-electric truck T-Log

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed (12-15 July 2018 Westhampnett near Chichester, England), Swedish tech start-up Einride revealed its latest product: The T-log, an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. More powerful than the T-pod – the all-electric, autonomous truck Einride revealed last year ...... [more...]

Market Prices

Pellet prices in Switzerland almost stable

In spite of the summer heat these days prices for wood pellets in Switzerland went up, even if only very slightly. The average price for loose pellets of quality ENplus A1 is at 358.10 CHF/t. That’s 0.6% more than in July and almost exactly ...... [more...]

Sonae Arauco orders particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher for its Beeskow site

The Portuguese-Chilean joint venture Sonae Arauco has ordered a state-of-the-art particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher its Beeskow site 100 km southeast of Berlin. The plant will started to be built in March 2019. The scope of delivery includes a ...... [more...]

Tight supply of logs and wood chips in Sweden

The forest industry in Sweden has been running at high operating rates for over a year, resulting in increased importation of wood raw-material and higher domestic prices for sawlogs and pulplogs. From late 2016 to early 2018, domestic prices for sawlogs ...... [more...]

Regional Sales Officer of Segezha Packaging is elected President of Eurosac

Rob Franken, Segezha Packaging Regional Sales Officer, was elected President of European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sacks Manufacturers (Eurosac)... [more...]

Andritz Group reports higher order intake

International technology Group Andritz saw favorable a business development in the second quarter of 2018. Order intake increased significantly compared to the reference figure of the previous year, sales and earnings also showed solid development. ...... [more...]

Södra expands harvesting stoppage to all of its geography

Fires are raging in central Sweden, southern Norrland and several other locations around the country. For this reason, Södra is expanding its harvesting stoppage to apply to all of Södra’s geography as of 23 July. By 22 July, several fires had broken out in the ...... [more...]

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Romanian wood industry under pressure, with high timber auction prices and booming imports

Romanian wood industry under pressure, with high timber auction prices and booming imports

After a difficult 2017-2018 harvesting season, marked by low standing timber volumes on the market and excessive prices, what is the outlook for Romanian wood industry in the autumn of 2018? ... [ more...]

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