Archives: May 2014

Sweden: Lumber exports increase in February

In February, Swedish lumber exports have increased significantly both over January as well as compared to the same month last [...]

Recovery in Austrian lumber prices

In April, softwood lumber prices in Austria rose again after a slight decrease in March. The 1-2 EUR/cbm [...]

Mixed price movements for Swedish logs

In the first quarter of 2014, roundwood prices in Sweden show some mixed results: pine sawlogs are cheaper by EUR [...]

Swiss pellets cheaper once again

In May, the average price of pellets in Switzerland has recorded the fourth consecutive decline, stressing a declining trend which [...]

Global particleboard market to boom in the next 3 years

The recovery in U.S. housing construction, an expanding global furniture industry, and strong growth in housing construction in rapidly [...]

Central Africa: Timber producers anticipate firmer prices for ‘redwoods’p

Recent price rises for the most frequently demanded timbers have been consolidated as demand is now as firmer, a term [...]

Interfor increases lumber production by 27%

Interfor reported net earnings of $27.5 million in the first quarter of 2014, compared to net earnings of $11 [...]

European parquet industry recovers slowly

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry met on 28 April 2014 and discussed amongst [...]

Debates over lifting log export ban in Indonesia

A group of Indonesian wood product manufacturers is strongly opposed to the government's plan to resume log exports fearing [...]

Tropical hardwood market promotion in Europe revives

The EU Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) was launched in November last year. Since then it has acquired new members [...]