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Archives: May 2016

US demand for decking expected to climb in the upcoming years

US demand for decking is forecast to increase 1.8 percent per year through 2020 to 3.6 billion lineal [...]

Holmen to invest in a new wood treatment plant at Braviken Sawmill

Holmen is investing in a pressure treatment plant and a distribution warehouse at Braviken sawmill outside Norrköping, Sweden. The [...]

Linden Lumber to close hardwood flooring business

Linden Lumber, LLC has closed its hardwood flooring division effective May 17. As a result, its work force will be [...]

Greenpeace shows how illegally logged African wood arrives to Europe

Africa’s rainforests are being illegally deforested and the wood is likely to be exported to the European Union countries [...]
May 27, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Africa / Global

Latvia: Forest industry exports increase by 6.9% during Q1

The forest industry exports in Latvia have slightly grown during the Q1 of this year. Thus, the sales have gone [...]

IKEA to open second store in India

IKEA Group has recently bought land in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, to build a 37,000 m2 store. This [...]

Continuous drop in Russian lumber shipments; export prices down 36%

Lumber exports from Russia have fallen for two consecutive quarters, with the 1Q/16 shipments being almost ten percent lower [...]

Wood pellets’ price registers strong decline in Switzerland

Wood pellets’ retail price in Switzerland strongly declined in May, as it was expected due to this time of the [...]

UPM to change its corporate structure in Finland

UPM-Kymmene Corporation is proceeding with the plan to change its corporate structure in Finland to better match its current [...]

Eastern Canadian pulp mills more competitive

Wood costs for pulp mills in Eastern Canada have fallen dramatically the past four years, and the region has some [...]