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Global Trends Review

Major trends of the week in the world’s forest industry.

Global timber market review #12-2016

July 10, 2016 ` 12:46  
– After the excellent annual result in 2015 with an increase of 10.9% and in total over 100m EPAL pallets, 73.6m of which were newly produced EPAL Euro pallets, the upward trend is continuing in the first quarter...

Global timber market review #11-2016

June 23, 2016 ` 07:27  
– Latest EU import data shows that tropical plywood has continued to lose share in the EU plywood market over the last two years, ITTO reported. Tropical hardwood faced plywood has lost share mainly to Chinese plywood faced...

Global timber market review #10-2016

June 3, 2016 ` 15:51  
– With declining log inventories at the Chinese ports (about 40% lower than the same time last year) and an uptick in demand for wood in the domestic market, importation of logs has been trending upwards in the...

Global timber market review #9-2016

May 27, 2016 ` 11:34  
– On May 1, insolvency proceedings on the bankrupt German Pellets Group were opened. The company is now managed by insolvency administrator, and its mills are gradually acquired by various investors. – A trial is underway at the...

Global timber market review #7/8-2016

May 11, 2016 ` 22:36  
– The Japanese government has reassessed the state of the economy and cited weakness in consumer and corporate sentiment as undermining the progress made to-date. Domestic weakness is exacerbated by uncertainty in global markets and slowdown in emerging...

Global timber market review #6-2016

April 7, 2016 ` 18:19  
– A new deal is being negotiated for sawn softwood exports from Canada to the US market, after the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement expired last October, ITTO reported. The US president and Canadian prime minister announced at a...

Global timber market review #5-2016

March 22, 2016 ` 14:46  
– Imports of structural laminated lumber to Japan has been over 700,000 m3 in the recent years, so the market seems to be established, ITTO reported. Meantime, the prices declined because of sluggish market in 2015. The demand...

Global timber market review #4-2016

March 10, 2016 ` 01:34  
– According to rough estimations published by ITTO, log imports from the North America to Japan in 2015 were 2.444 million m3, 19.8% less than in 2014, which is the second annual decline in a row. Based on...

Global timber market review #3-2016

February 28, 2016 ` 16:18  
– The decline in Canada’s sawnwood exports to China has turned sawmills to look for alternative export markets. Possible candidates to make up for the weak low-grade lumber market in China are South Korea, Japan, India and other...

Global timber market review #2-2016

February 10, 2016 ` 16:36  
– In 2014, the DIY/home improvement world market turnover reached €424.85 bn. According to Fordaq quoting a report from the European Federation of DIY manufacturers (Fediyma), North America, with €269.6 bn, represents more than 63% of the world...

Global timber market review #1-2016

February 7, 2016 ` 19:33  
– UK’s forestry, wood and wood products sector is picking up after five years of low demand and little expansion, according to the UK Timber Trade Federation Statistical Review. A 10% rise in UK timber and panel products...

Global timber market review #23-2015

December 26, 2015 ` 00:53  
– In September, Canadian lumber production increased 5.2% from August up to 5563.5 thousand cubic metres. – In the upcoming years, Danzer will invest approximately €15 million in technologies to increase resource efficiency in hardwood production. Danzer plants...