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Global timber market review #21-2016

31 December 2016 ` 15:48  
- In the first three quarters of 2016, log imports through Taicang Port, China, totalled 6.51 million m3 valued at $920 million, ITTO reported. Of the total, the value of log imports from Russia through Taicang Port soared...

Global timber market review #5-2016

22 March 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 #19-2015

22 October 2015 ` 17:48  
- A Chinese company plans to invest $250 million to build a massive wood-processing plant in New Zealand. Fenglin Wood Industry Group, based in Nanning, has already been carrying out a feasibility study on building and operating a...

Global timber market review #18-2015

5 October 2015 ` 13:46  
- After adjusting production at its spruce sawmills in Finland, Metsä Wood will start statutory employee negotiations to adjust also pine lumber production due to oversupply and price competition. - European lumber exports to Japan in the first...

Global timber market review #15\16-2015

3 August 2015 ` 19:22  
– Poland has expressed interest in selling the state-owned plywood manufacturer Sklejka Orzechowo SA (formerly OZPS), Fordaq reported. It is one of the last domestic timber enterprises fully owned by the State Treasury. The privatization process is associated...

Global timber market review #14-2015

30 July 2015 ` 15:38  
– Norwegian wood-products company Moelven will shut down Nössemark Trä AB sawmill in Sweden, Fordaq says quoting Sverige Radio. Moelven’s CEO, Erik Sjölund, hopes that a new owner could be found. – China’s Customs has reported that timber...

Global timber market review #12-2015

1 July 2015 ` 20:25  
– Gradual EU economy revival combined with the global economy upward trend will encourage the growth of demand for the Finnish forest sector products, such a conclusion was reached by the Natural Resources Institute of Finland (Luke). Luke...

Global timber market review #8-2015

13 May 2015 ` 15:14  
– The price of wood pellets in Germany has fallen sharply in April compared to the previous month. – At the end of the heating season, the price of ENplusA1 wood pellets in Austria has also declined considerably...

Global timber market review #6-2015

7 April 2015 ` 14:23  
– American woodworking equipment producer USNR announced that it has acquired Söderhamn Eriksson (Sweden). – Raute Corporation will supply plywood equipment for the veneer mill of Latvijas Finieris Group in Kohila, Estonia. – Stora Enso plans to rationalise...

Global timber market review #4-2015

11 March 2015 ` 13:49  
- Germany’s woodworking machinery industry is expecting solid sales growth in 2015, but downturn is expected in Russia. - Raute’s net sales amounted to €94.0 million in 2014, up 13%. - John Deere’s global forestry sales in 2015...

Global timber market review #2-2015

10 February 2015 ` 13:57  
Improved lumber orders from Chinese buyers allowed Canada’s Western Forest Products to reopen its sawmill in January. China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal and Australia face allegations over cheap uncoated paper imports to the US, EUWID Paper reported. In 2014,...

Global Trends Review, December 15-28, 2014: Softwood lumber prices declined in Sweden and Germany; Italy plans to double VAT on pellets

31 December 2014 ` 03:22  
The producer price index of softwood lumber in Germany fell 1.6 points in November, marking the strongest decline within one month since December 2011, said Holzkurier quoting German official statistics. The index now stands at 114% (2010 =...