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Global timber market review #22/23-2016

31 December 2016 ` 22:21  
- Latvijas Finieris Group opens a new birch plywood mill in Kohila (Estonia), launching products with RIGA logo there, Fordaq reported. After two investment phases worth €80 million in total, a world-class birch plywood mill has been created:...

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 #7/8-2016

11 May 2016 ` 22:36  
- The Japanese government has reassessed the state of the economy and cited weakness in consumer and corporate sentiment as undermining the progress made to-date. Domestic weakness is exacerbated by uncertainty in global markets and slowdown in emerging...

Global timber market review #4-2016

10 March 2016 ` 01:34  
- According to rough estimations published by ITTO, log imports from the North America to Japan in 2015 were 2.444 million m3, 19.8% less than in 2014, which is the second annual decline in a row. Based on...

Global timber market review #2-2016

10 February 2016 ` 16:36  
- In 2014, the DIY/home improvement world market turnover reached €424.85 bn. According to Fordaq quoting a report from the European Federation of DIY manufacturers (Fediyma), North America, with €269.6 bn, represents more than 63% of the world...

Global timber market review #1-2016

7 February 2016 ` 19:33  
- UK’s forestry, wood and wood products sector is picking up after five years of low demand and little expansion, according to the UK Timber Trade Federation Statistical Review. A 10% rise in UK timber and panel products...

Global timber market review #20-2015

14 November 2015 ` 13:31  
- Market situation leads to downtimes at the Swedish lumber mills. Jarl Timber (a part of Norvik Timber) will cut sawn timber production at its plant in Broakulla from two shifts to one. The mill’s capacity is 110,000...

Global timber market review #7-2015

20 April 2015 ` 15:52  
– Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovha Rada) has imposed a 10-year ban on unprocessed log exports. – Despite the decline in domestic consumption by 11%, Sweden’s wood pellet production increased by 4% in 2014, mainly due to increased exports. –...

Global timber market review #5-2015

27 March 2015 ` 10:22  
– Lumber prices declined for much of the fall of 2014 in both Sweden and Finland, because the export market weakened in the second half of the year, WRQ reports – According to ITTO, January housing starts in...

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 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, December 01-14, 2014: Global pattern of softwood lumber demand in 2014

23 December 2014 ` 16:59  
Demand for softwood lumber has been steadily increasing on a worldwide basis since the great recession. As a result, lumber shipments in 2014 are the highest since 2007 by far, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Lumber prices...