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Archives: June 2014

Södra enters Polish market

Södra Timber is initiating a collaboration with the Polish Wood Brokers company for sales in Poland. 'Wood Brokers have [...]

EIA: Japan imports illegal Russian timber

Significant quantities of illegal timber products from the forests of Siberia and the Russian Far East are flowing into Japan [...]

Boom in Swedish lumber exports

In March 2014, Sweden has exported 1.025 million cbm of softwood lumber, as much as in February. Compared to [...]

Metsä Group sells subsidiary in Estonia

Metsä Group agreed on the divestiture of the entire share capital of its subsidiary Metsä Wood Eesti AS to the [...]

New Zealand becomes the world’s largest supplier of softwood logs

New Zealand is now the world’s largest supplier of softwood logs with exports increasing fourfold to almost two billion [...]

Falling US sawlog prices

After a healthy 2013 and early 2014, lumber markets in the US started weakening in the spring with lumber prices [...]

Latvijas Finieris buys Finnish birch plywood mill

The joint-stock plywood producer Latvijas Finieris subsidiary in Finland, Riga Wood Finland OY, has acquired a birch plywood mill [...]

Vietnam aims to double forestry exports by 2020

Vietnam plans to earn some 10 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood and its products by 2020, according to [...]

The global forest industry in the first quarter of 2014

With improved lumber markets in many regions around the world in early 2014, sawlog consumption was higher and sawlog prices [...]

Supply of wood biomass for energy in Europe is overestimated

The European Commission expects the use of biomass for energy in the EU to increase significantly to meet a legally [...]