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In 2018, exports of forest products from Finland increased by 5%, and imports – by 34%

In 2018, the value of exports of forest products from Finland amounted to €13,20 billion, +5% yoy, according to Luke. For comparison: according to the calculations of the WhatWood agency, exports of forest products from Russia to 2018 amounted...

Ustyansky LPK has purchased a new Volvo loader to transport small-diameter wood

13 January 2019 ` 19:00  
A new Volvo front-end loader has been put into operation in Ustyansky LPK. The machine is purchased specifically for the transportation of fine wood. The increased gripping capacity allows the transport of a larger volume of thin diameter...

Global timber market review #3-2016

28 February 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 #17-2015

14 September 2015 ` 22:38  
– According to a representative from one of the main redwood markets in Beijing, some 12 stores selling redwood products have closed and only 2 remained open as of the end of July. The future for solid wood...

Global timber market review #11-2015

18 June 2015 ` 15:17  
– Södra raised the price for standard pine and spruce sawlogs by SEK 20 (EUR 2,16) per cubic metre since 25 May, but a temporary contracting premium of SEK 20 will be introduced to stimulate early contracting. –...

Ivan Luketina, New Zealand: The country is unlikely to switch to lumber exports to China

10 February 2015 ` 14:14  
New Zealand competes with Russia on the Chinese market of raw wood, although at the expense of having problems in its own forest industry. What will be the logging volume in the coming years and does the country...

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 timber market review #1-2015

28 January 2015 ` 15:44  
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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 =...

Global Trends Review, October 06-19, 2014: first CLT production opens in Finland; overall European glulam output falling

28 October 2014 ` 05:36  
The first production of cross-laminated timber (CLT) opened in Finland, launched by Crosslam company, PuuInfo reported. According to Managing Director Juha Virta, this material is beginning to be well-known in apartment building construction. The aim for Crosslam’s production...

Investlesprom prepared for axle load limit, intends to decrease log purchase prices in NW Russia

25 April 2014 ` 13:54  
The largest enterprises of the Russian timber industry holding Investlesprom have stocked wood resources sufficient for smooth operations during the spring impassability of roads, the press service of the holding reported. In the spring, regional authorities traditionally impose...

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...