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Archives: February 2014

Recovery for the Italian woodworking machinery industry

The fourth quarter 2013 consolidated the moderate trend improvement recorded in previous quarters. Once again, the trend differs between foreign [...]

China: Record logs&lumber imports

Importation of logs and lumber to China reached a new record in 2013 with lumber imports being up 19% and [...]

Central/West Africa: Log exports influenced by low EU demand

The current quiet market demand in Europe continues unchanged from January and this is expected to remain through until the [...]

EGGER wants to expand particleboard production in Gagarin

In 2011, the Austrian panel manufacturer EGGER acquired the Russian particleboard manufacturer “OOO Gagarinskiy Fanerniy Zavod” in Gagarin. Last weeek [...]

Austrian wood pellets at stable prices

In February 2014, the price survey done by proPellets Austria resulted in an average price of € 26.43 €-Cent per [...]

Schweighofer plans huge sawmill in the Czech Republic

Schweighofer wants to build a large sawmill in Southern Bohemia, in Vodňan, Czech media recently reported. The only obstacle [...]

IKEA divests operations in Karelia

After the February suspension of the FSC forest management certificate in Karelia for its subsidiary Swedwood, IKEA announced in a [...]

Japanese lumber demand to drop sharply in 2014

The Japanese Forestry Agency held a meeting for wood products demand projection in December last year. It drew up demand [...]

Norway: 51% increase in softwood logs exports to the EU

Statistics Norway reported at the end of January the highest rate of roundwood cut in 20 years. A total of [...]

Södra to double production at Traryd sawmill

As of April 1, 2014, Södra Timber will double production and working shifts at its sawmill in Traryd, Sweden [...]