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Archives: January 2015

2015 brings increased consumption in sawn softwood

The United Nations Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) forecasts that the production of sawn softwood is expected [...]

Armstrong Group leaves the European flooring business

The U.S. flooring group, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.  in December announced that, following a review of strategic alternatives, it [...]

Closed Myllykoski mill to be sold by UPM

UPM is currently negotiating with the Finnish biofuel developer Suomen Bioetanoli, upon the selling of the closed Myllykoski mill in [...]

Low European market for okoume plywood

Despite the consistency in supply, Europe's market for okoume plywood continues to suffer from weak demand. There were early [...]

Decreasing log exports to Asia causes log prices in Western US to fall in the 3Q

There has been a constant upward pressure on domestic sawlog prices in the US Northwest for the past five years [...]

EU exports more sawnwood to China

Between January to September 2014 China imported 1,5485,000 cubic metres of European sawnwood, a year on year increase [...]

EGGER’s turnover up by 2.3 %

Despite a difficult market situation, the EGGER Group, with headquarters in St. Johann in Tirol (AT), has increased its turnover [...]

Big plywood demand in the UK

Rising plywood imports into the UK in 2014 are due both to higher levels of construction activity and to improvements [...]