Archives: April 2015

Simpson Lumber’s Shelton sawmills to be bought by Sierra Pacific Industries

Simpson Lumber Company, LLC (Simpson) and Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) have agreed to terms for SPI to acquire the remaining [...]

March brings 76% increase of logs imports to China

Log import volumes to China typically increase in the month of March every year and 2015 was no exception with [...]

Dispute settled between Andritz and Stora Enso

In 2014, the Austrian machine manufacturer Andritz has initiated arbitration proceedings against Stora Enso-Arauco joint venture in Montes de [...]

Prices for softwood lumber in U.S. continued to descend last week

Trends in framing lumber mostly pointed downward through the last week. However, prices in most species found a firmer footing [...]

UPM’s Otepää plywood mill supplied by Raute

Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately EUR 13 million for the machinery and equipment for the expansion of UPM [...]

Prices between hardwood and softwood chips show higher gap

The price discrepancy between overseas traded hardwood and softwood chips was at its greatest in February 2015 when compared to [...]

Low price of wood pellets in Switzerland in April

After the premature decline in prices caused by the appreciation of the Swiss franc, now the pellet industry in Switzerland [...]

Q1 rising roundwood prices for Sweden

In the first quarter of 2015, Swedish sawlog prices increased compared to the prior quarter. Moreover, statistics released by the [...]

B.C. invests in the growth of global wood markets

The Government of British Columbia announced last week that it is investing CA$6.2 million to support the forest [...]

China stops timber imports from 3 countries

On 8 April China's National Endangered Species Office issued a directive suspending imports of CITES listed timber species (Pericopsis [...]