Archives: March 2014

Interfor completes acquisition of Ilim Timber’s lumber company

Interfor announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tolleson Lumber Company of Perry, Georgia, from Ilim Timber Continental, SA [...]

Lithuanian roundwood more expensive

As compared to December 2013, all prices for roundwood in Lithuania have increased in Lithuania in the first month of [...]

Russia: Lumber exports rise; log exports drop

The Russian log export tax that was implemented in 2007 resulted in a sharp decline of log exportation with the [...]

Ikea delivers strong market growth in China, Russia and US

The 2013 financial report for the Ikea Group, the world's largest furniture retailer, provides insights into the outlook for [...]

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets drops in March

In March, the average price of pellets in Switzerland has registered the second decrease since the beginning of the year [...]

German woodworking machinery industry reports turnover decrease

The turnover of the German woodworking machinery industry in 2013 fell from the previous year by 5%, says VDMA (the [...]

Swedish softwood timber exports down

In 2013, the Swedish softwood timber exports have decreased as compared to 2012. In volume Swedish sawmills have exported 11 [...]

Austria plans consumption doubling of wood pellets

Austria has the second highest pellet consumption per capita worldwide. Statistically, every Austrian consumes 95 kg of wood pellets a [...]

Furniture production grows rapidly in Romania and Poland

Production value in the EU13 group of Eastern European countries increased 50% between 2002 and 2012. This region now accounts [...]

Estonia: Roundwood prices sharply up

Almost all assortments of roundwood in Estonia have become significantly more expensive in January 2014 on a yearly basis. However [...]