Archives: July 2017

West Fraser suspends operations due to wildfires

The Province of British Columbia has declared a provincial state of emergency due to wildfire activity in the interior region [...]

Latvian Vika Wood increased its turnover and production for 2016

Latvian sawmill Vika Wood reached EUR 59.651 million in turnover during 2016, increasing by 0.8% as compared to [...]

Wood-based panel production in Europe increased by 1,8% in 2016

On the occasion of EPF’s Annual General Meeting in Porto on 29 & 30 June 2017 and in the [...]

Unstable forestry sector in Canada goes well during first quarter

The forestry sector in Canada is off to one of its most unstable times in recent history, even if some [...]

EU softwood lumber exports over 1 million m3 in Q1/2017; up by 64%

The European sawmills increased their softwood lumber exports on the Chinese wood market during the first quarter of 2017.  [...]

Turkey overtakes Germany as leading MDF producer in Europe

Turkey has become the leading MDF producer in Europe, surpassing Germany. The country is the world’s second largest MDF [...]

Segezha Group plans to build a huge birch plywood production in Russia

During the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum in June, Kamil Zakirov, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Segezha [...]

Lumber prices in the US grew by $2 last week

Framing lumber trading the US was affected by the holidays and Tuesday's 4th of July. This created plenty of [...]

Malaysian plywood giant Shin Yang cuts down shipments to Japan

Shin Yang group in Malaysia will reduce the Japan-bound shipments of tropical plywood used in concrete formwork by nearly [...]

Sharp rise in Brazil’s wood-based products exports

In May 2017 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 23.3% in value compared to [...]