Archives: July 2015

Oil prices expected to rise sharply in the upcoming years

The price of oil will rise again to 100 dollars per barrel in the next five years, according to Gary [...]

FedEx wants to increase use of wood biofuels

Global logistics giant FedEx Express has reinforced its commitment to increase use of renewable biofuel by signing a supply deal [...]

“USB” made of soft hardwoods?

Wood-based panels giant Egger and University of Göttingen jointly developed so-called unoriented-strand boards (USB) made of [...]

Forecast: North American composite panel market to see strong growth by 2022

After a dismal decade, North American composite panel producers can finally breathe a sigh of relief: the worst is over [...]

Call for ban on log exports in Malaysia

The Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA) has urged the Sabah State Government to consider a total ban on the export [...]

Some changes to the EUTR Guidance Document

According to EU importers, one factor which continues to create uncertainty in the European market for tropical wood is lack [...]
July 20, 2015 Daily News / Forestry / Europe / Global

Wood-based panel production in China up 7 percent

According to statistics from the State Forestry Administration the total output of China’s wood-based panel industries in 2014 [...]

IKEA plans to buy 33.600 ha of forests in Romania

Swedish furniture giant IKEA group announced the purchase of 33.600 hectares of forests central and north-eastern Romania. The [...]

Softwood producers to target Indian market

The fast-growing Indian market has caught the attention of softwood producers in North America and Europe. Tropical hardwoods are [...]

Austrian softwood lumber prices in July

Softwood lumber prices in Austria have overall dropped slightly in July. Compared with June, only the upper price limits of [...]