Archives: December 2017

Swiss wood pellets prices slightly increased in December

Swiss ENplus A1 quality wood pellets prices slightly increased in December 2017. However, the price increase didn't keep up [...]

Schweighofer Group tied to illegal logging in Romanian National Park, EIA finds

In a recent field investigation in Romania, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found evidence of illegal logging in Romania’s [...]

Steinhoff starts private investigation on accounting irregularities; CEO resigns

Markus Jooste, CEO of Steinhoff International, Europe’s second-largest furniture retailer by sales, has resigned on the 6th of [...]

Romania: Timber market needs to boost competition

The Romanian Competition Council recently finalised its study on the primary timber market and has issued recommendations for sector development [...]

Germany: Wood products prices with mixed price developments in September

The German wood products price index registered some mixed developments in September. Except lumber and reserve square timber, all sawn [...]

Central/West Africa: Good demand from Asia still not enough to rise logs and sawnwood prices

Central and West Africa buyers for the Chinese market continue to be active and producers report that the level of [...]

Okoume veneers exports from Gabon gain a foothold in India

Okoume face veneer shipped to India from Gabon has gained a foothold on the Indian panel market and is gradually [...]

Canadian lumber exports to US drop in volume, but up in value, due to high prices

The softwood lumber exports from Canada to the US went down since the Trump administration applied new duties earlier this [...]

China’s forestry sector output value to amount to $1.1 trillion in 2017

China's forestry sector output value is likely to reach 7 trillion yuan (approx. $1.1 trillion) in 2017, due [...]

India: Greenply forecasts significant growth in plywood in MDF production

Greenply Industries showed optimism about organized players gaining market share in plywood and medium density fibre (MDF) post GST, during [...]