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  • Forestry
  • September 23, 2021 19:06

Germany: Beech log price index almost unchanged

The German producer price indices for beech logs fell by an average of 0.2% to 100.2 points in July 2021. B quality increased by 0.1% compared to May to a level of 104.6 points. The index for 3 m lengths rose by 4.9% to 104.9 points, while 5 m lengths decreased by 0.1% to... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 23, 2021 18:39

Germany: Oak log price index mostly declining

The German producer price indices for oak logs decreased almost uniformly in July 2021 compared to the previous month. On average, the index value fell by 0.6% to 114.4 points. A quality gained 4% to 94.4 points. B quality recorded a decrease of 1.7% to 114.2 points, with 3 m lengths... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 22, 2021 11:33

Vietnam's wood product exports up 54% in Jan.-July 2021

In the first 7 months of 2021 W&WP exports reached US$9.26 billion, up 54% over the same period of 2020. Due to the severe outbreak of Covid-19 in the major wood processing industries of Binh Duong... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 17, 2021 11:37

Italy: growth in wood and furniture technology sector in H1/2021

The development of the pandemic has impacted all economic trends, including the machines, tools and equipment for woodworking and furniture production...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 14, 2021 12:05

Rise in EU27 imports of tropical flooring from Malaysia continues

EU27 imports of flooring from tropical countries were 11,300 tonnes in the first 6 months of 2021, 2% more than in 2020 but still 7% down compared to 2019. The rise in EU27 wood flooring imports from Malaysia, that began last year, has continued into 2021...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 14, 2021 09:05

West Fraser reduces production output across N. America

West Fraser announced that it is reducing its output at its B.C. SPF, U.S. South SPF, North American OSB and Canadian plywood facilities by five to 10 per cent of available capacity in the first two months of Q3 2021...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 13, 2021 10:15

Tolko’s Athabasca OSB mill gets an upgrade

Tolko Industries’ Athabasca Oriented Strand Board (OSB) mill – the largest continuous OSB press in North America and the only continuous press in North America to produce OSB and Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) on the same line ...... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 09, 2021 18:14

Germany: Pine log price index continues to develop by leaps and bounds

The German producer price indices for pine again completed one or the other U-turn in June 2021. On average, however, the wood species continued to increase compared to May - namely by 1.2% to a level of 77.2 points. B grades caught up and increased by 1% to 79.1 points. 3/4 m lengths... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 09, 2021 17:45

Germany: Spruce log price index rising less steeply

In June, the German producer price indices for spruce largely continued the upward trend they had since March, albeit at a slower pace. On average, the index rose by 3.3% compared to May to a level of 78.3 points. B-qualities recorded an increase of 1.1% to 79.9 points, to which 3 m lengths... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 08, 2021 09:15

Andritz receives follow-up order from Kastamonu Entegre

Andritz has received the second order in a row from Kastamonu Entegre to supply a disc chipper and a pressurized refining system for its MDF production line in Balikesir, Turkey. Start-up of the new equipment is planned for the end of 2022...... [more...]

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