Archives: June 2015

Estonian log prices in March 2015

In March 2015, roundwood prices in Estonia have registered some disparate developments compared to last year. Large sawlog prices (pine [...]

Weyerhaeuser’s expansion of Philadelphia sawmill underway

In the summer of 2014, Weyerhaeuser announced investment plans of US$57 million to modernize its softwood lumber mill in [...]

Austrian wood industry on a downward trend

The Austrian wood industry recorded a turnover of 7.08 billion euros in 2014, and thus registered a decline over [...]

European Commission to recognize two new EUTR monitoring organisations

After recognizing Bureau Veritas, ConLegno, Nepcon and Control Union as Monitoring Organizations (MO), at the beginning of February 2015, the [...]
June 10, 2015 Daily News / Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe / Global

Canadian softwood lumber exports to U.S. see higher taxes in July

In July, Canadian lumber exporters will see a tax increase on shipments to the United States. The export taxes are [...]

Finland wants to expand renewable fuel use to 40% by 2030

Finland's government has set out a bold target of reducing Finnish dependence on foreign fossil fuels, by halving oil [...]
June 6, 2015 Daily News / Wood pellets / Europe / Global

The global forest industry in the first quarter

Sawlog prices inched up in the local currencies but fell in US dollar terms throughout the world in the 1Q [...]

IKEA pledges € 1 billion in renewable energy

In an interview for Reuters, IKEA's CEO Peter Agnefjall said the the company will spend 1 billion euros on [...]
June 4, 2015 Daily News / Furniture / Wood pellets

Finnish log prices drop in April

Roundwood prices in Finland declined slightly in April with only few exceptions. This applies both when compared with the previous [...]

Massive Chinese overseas forestry investments

It has been reported that domestic investors invested some US$103 billion in 156 countries in 2014, up 14% year [...]