• Forestry
  • August 16, 2018 10:32

EU tropical import figures mixed

The latest figures for the tropical sawn hardwood sector in Europe show a very mixed and fluid picture. In the first quarter of 2018, European imports were down 6% compared to the same period in 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 15, 2018 10:39

Conifex reports sharp rise in revenues

Conifex Timber Inc. reported results for the 2Q ended June 30, 2018. EBITDA in the 2Q 2018, which excludes countervailing and anti-dumping duty deposits of $8.2 million... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 15, 2018 09:59

Sweden: continued increase in notified area of final felling during June and July

In Sweden, notified area of final felling increased by 14% in June and by 4% in July, compared to corresponding months of last year. Quarterly statistics during the year shows an increase of... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • August 15, 2018 08:55

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...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 14, 2018 12:01

Estonia: Pulpwood prices continue rising trend

In June 2018, the prices for roundwood in Estonia are significantly higher as compared to the same month of 2018. The prices for pulpwood ranges are at record levels... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 13, 2018 14:07

Finland: logging volume 29% up in June 2018

In June 2018, an all-time high volume of 5.1 million m3 of roundwood was harvested for use by the forest industries in Finland... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 13, 2018 12:01

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 32, 2018

The plunge in framing lumber prices was unabated, but another round of steep discounting drew in more inquiries and orders compared with recent weeks. Traders sensed that customers were more comfortable with lower prices, while the need for some buyers to replenish was evident after weeks on the sidelines... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 13, 2018 09:24

EU importers discouraged from importing Myanmar teak

Given continuing controversy in the EU over whether Myanmar teak can be traded in compliance with EUTR requirements, importers questioned by ITTO’s correspondent were surprised by EU import statistics showing a 46% increase in sawn hardwood trade with Myanmar in the first five months of this year... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 13, 2018 07:31

Indonesia: Government to offer SVLK subsidies

Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry, has indicated that the government will provide incentives for small and medium sized wood product and furniture manufacturers so they can secure SVLK certification, a measure aimed at building greater capacity in the domestic industrial sector... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 09, 2018 13:30

DuChateau has terminated its trademark license agreement with FSC after an ASI investigation

DuChateau has taken the unilateral decision to terminate its trademark license agreement with the Forest Stewardship Council... [more...]

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