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Softwood lumber exports from Russia grew 8% in Jan-Sep 2014

23 November 2014 ` 19:04  
Deliveries of Russian softwood lumber to the export markets for the first nine months of 2014 increased by 8% to 16.3 million m3, according to analysts of WhatWood agency. The highest growth was shown by Egypt (+23% to...

WhatWood study: Kronospan launched Russia’s fourth OSB production

28 October 2014 ` 05:27  
Kronospan holding has launched Russia’s fourth OSB mill in in Egorievsk, Moscow region (after Hillman, Novovyatsky LK and DOK Kalevala) with a capacity of 350,000 m3, this is stated in the updated study by WhatWood agency “OSB market...

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...

Global Trends Review, September 22 – October 05, 2014: Romania stands out as large & growing lumber supplier; Chinese prices fall on high lumber stocks

13 October 2014 ` 01:16  
Holzindustrie Schweighofer has completed installation works at its new glulam line at the Radauti plant in Romania, Holzkurier reported. The capacity will be 100,000 m3, in addition to existing 140,000 m3. Contrary to initial announcements, there will be...

Global Trends Review, August 11-24, 2014: European construction is forecast to grow marginally by 2016; Chinese construction market risks are overblown

1 September 2014 ` 19:39  
Until 2016, growth in construction in Europe is mainly expected for the North and Baltic Sea region. Meanwhile, the unprecedented housing crisis in Southern Europe has at least hit the bottom. This is the forecast published during the...

Global Trends Review, July 14-27, 2014: Domestic market saves glulam industry in Germany; global woodworking machinery sales fell in 2013

29 July 2014 ` 14:25  
Germany is lucky to have strong domestic sales market, which supports the laminated timber industry, as Holzkurier journal noted in an article. Austria, unlike Germany, has to export to the sharply declining sales markets like Italy or to...

Chinese timber industry: Wood Guangzhou conference materials

23 July 2014 ` 21:03  
WhatWood analytic agency published materials of the conference held on 12 May in the framework of Wood Guangzhou exhibition in China. Among the speakers were Chinese businessmen and officials, as well as Norvik Timber CEO Sampsa Auvinen and...

Global Trends Review, June 30 – July 13, 2014: US may soon utilize European CLT widely; PPI companies dispose of paper assets

15 July 2014 ` 17:33  
There is hype around European-made cross-laminated timber in the United States, as Holzkurier journal wrote in an editorial article. Many agendas and initiatives have been set towards CLT in recent years. The White House officially supported “innovative timber...

Global Trends Review, June 16-29, 2014: New acquisitions and projects in the North American pellet industry; China blocks container shipping alliance

7 July 2014 ` 14:39  
RWE Innogy is selling the largest operating US pellet factory, Georgia Biomass in Texas, as Holzkurier reported. The company is going to dispose of biomass assets as non-core business. The mill was launched in May 2011 and has...

Global Trends Review, June 02-15, 2014: large M&A deals in the Baltics; EU parquet trends in Q1

20 June 2014 ` 11:07  
On 10 June 2014, Metsä Group agreed to sell its Estonian subsidiary Metsä Wood Eesti AS to the local company Combimill OÜ. Simultaneously with the transaction, the parties have agreed on commercial cooperation in raw material procurement as...

WhatWood’s annual review: In 2013, Russian timber industry found its growth points

The last year has not brought any fundamentally new trends to the forest industry of Russia: companies tried to reduce the high cost of log procurement and production, also looking for new points of growth. Eventually export demand...

WhatWood: overstocking led to reduction of prices for Russian timber in Egypt

18 June 2014 ` 13:49  
Overstocking of the port of Alexandria with large volumes of sawn timber in June led to price cuts in the Egyptian market, as the representatives of large exporting sawmills in the European part of Russia told WhatWood. After...