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Archives: December 2016

Swiss timber harvests decline by 7%; prices fall by 6% in 2015

The Swiss timber market was impacted by the sudden rise of the Swiss franc in January 2015. Thus, in 2015 [...]

Roundwood prices in Estonia on recovery during October

Roundwood prices in Estonia started to recover during October 2016. Even if some of the wood prices have decreased, the [...]

Germany’s parquet production grew 7.7% in 1H/2016

The German parquet manufacturers have reported a a significant increase in production for the first half of the current year [...]

Peter Latham, new Chairman of the PEFC International Board

Chairman of James Latham Plc, Peter Latham, was elected as Chairman of the PEFC International Board, at the PEFC General [...]
December 19, 2016 Daily News / Industry Events / Forestry / Lumber / Europe / Global

US lumber prices level off

Prices for framing lumber leveled off or finished narrowly mixed during last week, with the wintry weather spreading across the [...]

Setra sells Vimmerby sawmill to Bergs Timber

Sweden's Setra has reached an agreement with Bergs Timber AB on the sale of Vimmerby sawmill.     [...]

Innovation critical to hardwood competitiveness

There are significant opportunities to increase yield and reduce material costs in the international hardwood industry but these are being [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber forecasted to increase by almost 14% in 2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported in September that world trade will expand by only 1.7% in 2016, a [...]

US buyers of Chinese hardwood plywood fight against import restrictions

U.S. customers for hardwood plywood made in China - represented by the American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood - say they will [...]

Omak plywood plant in the US closes at the end of January 2017

The Omak plywood plant in Washington will close at the end of January 2017, when more than 200 employees will [...]