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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...

Global Trends Review, October 21-27, 2013: Softwood lumber industry forecast to rise in 2014, Russian lumber deliveries to UK to fall 10% this year

28 October 2013 ` 20:32  
At the International Softwood Conference held from 14 to 18 October in Edinburgh, Scotland, the European Forest Institute (EFI) presented a forecast, according to which in 2014 softwood lumber output will rise by 2.9% to 109.13 million m3...

LIK re-launched former UPM’s sawmill in Pestovo

19 September 2013 ` 00:49  
Lesnaya Innovacionnaya Kompaniya (LIK, Forest innovative company) re-launched production of sawn timber at the former factory of UPM in Pestovo, Novgorod region. The company intends to invest RUR 1.2 billion into production upgrades. The investor will use both...

Global Trends Review, September 09-15, 2013: bio-CHP industry spreading over Europe; bank experts predict merger of UPM & Stora Enso

18 September 2013 ` 07:22  
Fortum company opened a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Latvian city of Jelgava. The new power plant uses biomass as fuel and will provide district heating to the residents and businesses in Jelgava as...

Global Trends Review, August 12-18, 2013: Further wood processing companies increasingly competing with plastics and cheaper products

22 August 2013 ` 20:17  
Competition in the further processed products has been intense recently. European producers of laminated flooring (EPLF) association expressed concern about competition from Chinese manufacturers in Russia in a press statement issued after their June meeting, as ITTO reported....