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Archives: October 2017

China: Transformation of wood based panel sector continues

China has been accelerating transformation of wood-based panel industry and elimination of outdated production capacity.      [...]

European flooring market continues to recover

The European wood flooring industry continues to experience moderate growth, benefiting from encouraging economic developments, especially in construction activity.  [...]

North American OSB prices increased by nearly 20% since September 2016

The price of OSB in North America increased by 4.4% in September and has risen 19% and 38% since [...]

SmartLam quadruples CLT production at former Weyerhaeuser site

SmartLam, the first commercial manufacturers of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the U.S., is expanding its operations and headquarters [...]

Southeast Asia forest protection will significantly affect Japanese construction sector

The construction sites in Japan depend a lot on the lumber from Southeast Asia countries, which are now cutting the [...]

Latvia: Roundwood prices on a negative trend

During the second half of 2016 in Latvia, the average purchase prices of roundwood kept declining, as compared to the [...]

Myanmar pursues EU-led forest protection agreement

    The Myanmar government has recently taken another step to join a EU-led agreement to combat [...]

US lumber prices at slower pace; demand drops

The recent drop in demand for framing lumber in the US gave way to a modestly slower sales pace. Even [...]

FSC and global companies unveil the Vancouver Declaration

      The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) this week launched an ambitious new initiative to increase [...]

Central/West Africa: short term drop adjustment in log FOB prices

Even if a downward trend has been registered in some log FOB prices in Central and West Africa, this hasn [...]