Archives: April 2015

Average roundwood purchase prices in Latvia in 2014

During the second half of 2014 the average cost of birch veneer logs in Latvia was up 13 per cent [...]

Tropical importers from Europe are optimistic for 2015

European demand for various tropical timber products and species in the first quarter of 2015 is described as satisfactory to [...]

Latvia: CLT production plant to start functioning

The Latvian company Cross Timber Systems has launched a cross-laminated timber (CLT) production facility in Jelgava, Latvia. The company [...]

Huge variations in average plywood export prices in China

China's plywood exports totalled 11.71 million cubic metres, valued at US$5,810 million in 2014, up 14 [...]

Softwood lumber prices in the U.S. still low in April

U.S. softwood lumber traders were relieved to put March behind them, but sales in the first couple days of [...]

Russia becomes top sawn softwood supplier to China before Canada

China's sawnwood imports totalled 25.65 million cubic metres in 2014 and were valued at US$8.0 billion [...]

While tree cover loss remains high globally, it spikes in Russia and Canada

New, high-resolution satellite-based maps released today by the University of Maryland and Google on Global Forest Watch, a [...]

2014 brought price decline for sawlog in many countries

Sawlog prices were generally lower throughout the world both in the local currencies and in US dollar terms in the [...]

Avedøre power plant in Denmark converts to biomass

Starting 2016, the last combined heat-and-power (CHP) unit at Avedøre power plant in Denmark is to be [...]