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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 Trends Review, April 07-20, 2014: raw wood concerns around the world; lumber production in Finland predicted to grow 2% in 2014

24 April 2014 ` 21:01  
According to the latest Eurostat figures quoted by Fordaq, in 2013 not only the sawmills from Europe made their presence obvious on the Chinese market, but also EU’s softwood log exporters more than tripled their deliveries compared to...

Global Trends Review, December 16-22, 2013: construction volume to drop by 3% in Europe this year, to grow 0.9% in 2014

27 December 2013 ` 14:01  
Euroconstruct forecasts a decline of 3% by comparison to the preceding year in European construction output to €1.3 billion, reports EUWID Wood. This estimation made at the end of November reflects a slight adjustment downwards from the estimation...

Global Trends Review, October 07-13, 2013: EU lumber prices growing, Japan seems oversaturated, South Korea emerging

16 October 2013 ` 04:01  
According to Fordaq, first-class lumber on ex-works terms in France costs €240-245 in October, second-class squared timber – €187-193, so generally lumber is 1-3% more expensive than in January 2013. The French sawyers doubt whether the upward trend...

Global Trends Review, July 15-21, 2013: sawmillers and pulp makers predict volatile but better market environment in the second half-year

23 July 2013 ` 05:51  
In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production fell by 0.3% in the Eurozone and by 0.2% in the whole European Union area in May 2013, compared with the previous month, according to first estimates released by Eurostat. With...

Global Trends Review, June 17-23, 2013: Asian market drives European sawmilling, first wooden skyscraper planned to be built in Sweden

24 June 2013 ` 13:12  
Many sawmills in Northern Europe have expanded their lumber sales outside the Europe market the past few years resulting in an increase in non-European exports from 27% of total exports in 2007 to 43% in 2012, as reported...

Global Trends Review, April 22-28, 2013: Challenging conditions for Nordic producers; market forces restructurings

30 April 2013 ` 18:28  
The largest Scandinavian companies posted not very cheerful Q1 results. Setra’s net loss was SEK 27 million, which is on par with Q1 2012 levels. Sales decreased slightly. According to company’s CEO Stefan Lundin, strengthening Swedish krona had...