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Global Trends Review, February 24 – March 09, 2014: China boosts investments into foreign timber processing; Moody’s anticipates pulp price decline

13 March 2014 ` 16:44  
Chinese timber enterprises are rapidly increasing foreign investments. Around $1.3 billion has been already allocated in some 20 countries, mainly for logging and primary processing, but with growing interest in wood product manufacturing, as ITTO reported. Recently, both...

Global Trends Review, January 27 – February 09, 2014: OSB demand booming in UK, but probably at risk in Central Europe

12 February 2014 ` 02:59  
Canadian Norbord company is going to expand its Inverness OSB mill in UK in order to meet an anticipated 50% increase in OSB consumption during the next decade, TTJ reported. Earlier the company completed a detailed feasibility study...

Global Trends Review, November 25 – December 01, 2013: lumber trade hindered by protectionism; CLT may add value to the European market

5 December 2013 ` 03:40  
At the Timber Market conference, organised by the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, it was reported that global timber market growth is expected in 2014, but protectionism in some markets constitutes a problem, TTJ said. Swedish exports to North...

Global Trends Review, October 21-27, 2013: Softwood lumber industry forecast to rise in 2014, Russian lumber deliveries to UK to fall 10% this year

28 October 2013 ` 20:32  
At the International Softwood Conference held from 14 to 18 October in Edinburgh, Scotland, the European Forest Institute (EFI) presented a forecast, according to which in 2014 softwood lumber output will rise by 2.9% to 109.13 million m3...

Global Trends Review, September 09-15, 2013: bio-CHP industry spreading over Europe; bank experts predict merger of UPM & Stora Enso

18 September 2013 ` 07:22  
Fortum company opened a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Latvian city of Jelgava. The new power plant uses biomass as fuel and will provide district heating to the residents and businesses in Jelgava as...

Global Trends Review, August 19 – September 01, 2013: European pellet prices growing, wood trade in Egypt not impacted by tensions

2 September 2013 ` 03:55  
Pellet output in Germany in the first half-year amounted to 1.073 million tonnes (+2.7% year-on-year), Holzkurier said quoting German energy wood and pellet association (DEPV). Sawmill residues were the main raw material source for the pellets production (86%),...

Global Trends Review, May 06-12, 2013: OSB prices plateaued; China’s GDP slowed down

14 May 2013 ` 06:38  
The slight decline in North American OSB and softwood plywood prices seen in the first half of April has intensified in the past fortnight, EUWID Wood reported. The slump in OSB prices, in particular, is being attributed mainly...

Global Trends Review, April 29 – May 05, 2013: Canadian quarterly reports: NBSK up, paper down, and OSB surging

7 May 2013 ` 02:43  
Major Canadian and North-West U.S. companies posted first-quarter results last week. Mercer International Inc., operating in Canada and Germany, reported net loss of €0.4 million compared to net income of €1.2 million in 1Q 2012. Total revenues for...

Global Trends Review, April 15-21, 2013: New products for the recovering construction industry

23 April 2013 ` 15:52  
The spring forecast by the Pellervo Economic Research Institute (PTT) in Finland predicts rising softwood lumber exports and higher selling prices for 2013, EUWID Wood reported. The profitability of the Finnish sawmilling industry is expected to ameliorate generally....

Enterprises of global forest industry leaders in Russia

28 February 2013 ` 08:41  
In this new piece of visual graphics we tell about production capacities of global forest industry leaders in Russia. A detailed article on the matter is available in the recent issue of our WhatWood Weekly. Click on the...