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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 #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 #22-2015

26 December 2015 ` 00:49  
- The consensus at the International Softwood Conference was that the industry is still dealing with the consequences of global recession in many areas. The international speaker line-up at the recent Amsterdam event highlighted different countries emerging from...

Global timber market review #8-2015

13 May 2015 ` 15:14  
– The price of wood pellets in Germany has fallen sharply in April compared to the previous month. – At the end of the heating season, the price of ENplusA1 wood pellets in Austria has also declined considerably...

Global timber market review #1-2015

28 January 2015 ` 15:44  
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Global Trends Review, November 17-30, 2014: North America waits for housing recovery; EU architects presented construction outlook

8 December 2014 ` 19:50  
A slower than forecast recovery in the North American housing sector continued to dampen earnings among some of the continent’s largest timber producers, TTJ reported. Weyerhaeuser’s wood products division expected earnings to fall towards the end of the...

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 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, 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...

Global Trends Review, November 04-10, 2013: panel capacities return to market; crossfire of duties between US & China

15 November 2013 ` 01:19  
Pollmeier is expected to start up its new beech LVL factory in Germany in February 2014. The launch of sales is scheduled for March, says Holzkurier journal quoting company CEO Ralf Pollmeier. Major equipment is already installed. The...

Global Trends Review, October 28 – November 03, 2013: lumber market oversaturation in Japan to end in Q2 2014; companies publish Q3 results

7 November 2013 ` 03:14  
Scandinavian woodworking companies report improving market conditions, higher selling prices and lower raw material costs. Their North American colleagues also publish very positive results, despite lumber prices falling back from Q2, TTJ reported. Setra’s UK sawn timber sales...