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Archives: August 2016

Indonesia: Moratorium on land clearing for palm oil to impact log supply   

The Indonesian government will introduce a five-year moratorium on new palm oil concessions as part of the country's [...]

UK construction industry enters recession

For the first time in the last 4 years, the UK construction returned to recession. Soon after the Brexit vote [...]

European softwood logs & lumber exports to China still on an upward trend

    Despite the fact that China's economy has slowed down in recent time, the construction sector [...]

Drax Biomass receives first SBP certification for its wood pellet production

Drax Biomass received the first Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) certificates issued by SCS Global Services, a leading global third-party [...]

Higher US plywood and wood flooring imports from China

US hardwood plywood imports grew 27% in May following four months of declines. Year-to-date import volumes were up [...]

UPM plans to invest US$ 4 billion in a second pulp mill in Uruguay

UPM has recently announced it will invest US $4 billion in a new pulp mill in Uruguay. The new plant [...]

Kährs Group reports solid 2Q/2016

Net sales of the Swedish wood flooring manufacturer Kährs for the period April-June 2016 amounted to SEK 755 [...]

No sign yet of Brexit contagion

There is also no sign yet of any significant contagion from the Brexit vote in other European markets. The Markit [...]

Lumber prices in the US start descending path

Framing lumber prices didn’t change so much as compared to the first week of August. Producers kept the quotes [...]

China- now a major Finnish pine lumber importer

Finland’s pine exports reached EUR 650 million in January-May 2016, a 10% increase over the same period of [...]