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Western US sawmills produce 8.8% more lumber in January-May 2018

Sawmills in the Western U.S. produced 6.177 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2018, a gain of 8.8% from 5.677 bbf a year earlier... [more...]

US hardwood plywood imports from Vietnam on the rise

Hardwood plywood imports from Vietnam triple Hardwood plywood imports grew in April but year-to-date imports were significantly lower than in April 2017... [more...]

Strong performance for the European pulp and paper industry in 2017

CEPI, the European association representing the pulp and paper industry, released its annual market and industry review for 2017 which confirms, despite a challenging global environment, the strong performance of industry in Europe... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 28, 2018

Trading in framing lumber picked up only modestly from the previous holiday-distracted week. Sales were most liquid early on, with an annual industry gathering in Coeur d’Alene... [more...]

Setra reports growth in profit for first half of year

Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK 233 million (90) for the first half of 2018. Net sales totalled SEK 2,359 million (2,082)... [more...]

Russia: pulp exports up in Jan-May 2018

In January-May 2018, Russian pulp exports increased year-on-year, indicate the statistics... [more...]

Rising optimism in Danish timber trade

According to the Danish Timber Trade Federation, Denmark is enjoying 2% annual GDP growth and its construction sector is optimistic again after several years of crisis. The timber sector is benefitting accordingly with a rise in both import and consumption of wood products, both from within and outside the EU... [more...]

CatchMark Timber completes acquisition of 1.1 million acres of forestry land in Texas

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. completes acquisition of 1.1 million acres of prime East Texas timberlands for approximately $1.39 billion in a joint venture with a consortium of institutional investors... [more...]

Valutec to deliver continuous kiln to Pleasant River Lumber, USA

Pleasant River Lumber of Maine, USA, is the first company in North America to invest in TC continuous kilns from Valutec. Since it was founded, Valutec has delivered more than 4,000 lumber kilns to sawmills around the world and with this new agreement, TC continuous kilns will be installed and operational on three continents... [more...]

Russia: plywood exports 10.4% up in Jan-May 2018

In January-May 2018, Russia increased its plywood exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics ... [more...]

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Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

The 2018 edition of the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) held in Nantes from the 30th of May until the 1st of June gathered around 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with both the fair and the supporting program. The exhibitors came mainly from France and Belgium as well as a smaller number from other European countries. North America was sparsely represented... [ more...]

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