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Global timber market review #17-2016

3 October 2016 ` 11:18  
- Despite many talks regarding the renewal of the softwood lumber agreement between the US and Canada, the two sides aren’t close enough on numerous key issues. Martin Moen, the Canadian chief negotiator in the softwood lumber talks...

Global timber market review #13-2016

21 July 2016 ` 21:55  
- China Wood Importers Committee organized a delegation of wood importers to mid-west China to visit ports and manufacturers. The steady development of the economy in mid-western cities in China and the possibility of supply shortage after the...

Global timber market review #11-2016

23 June 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

3 June 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

27 May 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 #6-2016

7 April 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 #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...

Russian timber industry news #4-2015

11 March 2015 ` 14:16  
- In the autumn of 2015, three new pellet mills delivered by Hekotek will be put into operation in the Irkutsk region. - The EU requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization...

Global timber market review #3-2015

26 February 2015 ` 12:42  
- On the background of oil prices being misbalanced, Canadian forestry is flourishing. - In 2014, British Columbia’s softwood lumber exports to China have fallen for the first time in nearly a decade. - The forest business in...

Global Trends Review, November 03-16, 2014: Finnish sawmills scale down output as predicted; Chinese market outlook remains sluggish

23 November 2014 ` 18:18  
Due to the oversaturated lumber market, several Finnish sawmills reduce their outputs, Holzkurier wrote. Metsä Wood, Versowood, Stora Enso and Vapo Timber prepare prolonged winter vacation, temporary layoffs or short-time schedules. The favourable lumber export markets earlier this...

Global Trends Review, April 21 – May 04, 2014: Nordic sawmillers report positive Q1 2014; importers of Asian plywood switch to break bulk shipments

10 May 2014 ` 13:13  
Scandinavian sawn timber producers report a good start of 2014 due to improved market demand and better prices on major markets, TTJ said. Moelven’s pre-tax profits in Q1 2014 were NOK 32.9 million (€4 million), compared to NOK...

Global Trends Review, February 10-23, 2014: EU timber consumption slowly rising; Japanese timber demand prospects are unclear

2 March 2014 ` 17:39  
Consumption of softwood lumber in Europe is slowly increasing from a very low level, according to Fordaq which quotes study by International Forest Industries (IFI) published at woodnet.se. The sharp decline by 32% in past years was mainly...