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Archives: February 2018

China: 18% decline in softwood log imports and 10% in hardwood log imports expected for the next 10 years

China's logs, lumber and woodchips imports have been ascending rapidly and reached very high values. Between 2012 and 2017 [...]

Chinese woodworking machinery company buys 75% of the Italian Masterwood

Guangzhou KDT Machinery Co. will buy 75 percent of Masterwood, a recognized Italian brand of machinery for wood processing, for [...]

RACert and NEPCon to form the largest certification body in the world

NEPCon and RACert (the certification division of the Rainforest Alliance) have announced their intention to merge later this year. The [...]

China’s national standards committee revises redwood standards; recognized species down to 29 from 33

A revised national standard, (GB/T 18107-2017 effective 1 July 2018), for Chinese redwood has been released by the [...]

Canadian softwood lumber demand is forecast to remain high in the US

The ascending US housing starts and the tight softwood lumber supply from the Canadian lumber producers is expected to maintain [...]

Timber exports from Malaysia will increase by 5% in 2018

Timber exports from Malaysia are forecast to increase by 5% in 2018, from RM 23.22 billion in 2017, due [...]

SCA Wood timber sales recorded slight drop in the Q4/2017

Swedish Svenska Cellulosa (SCA) has delivered 602,000 m³ of softwood timber during the Q4/2017,which is 2% less [...]

Chinese accreditation body recognised by US EPA

According to the China Daily website China’s National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) has been recognised by the [...]

Egger is considering relocating production in Germany from Marienmünster to Bevern

After reports in several local media, the Egger Group has published an opinion regarding a possible transfer of production from [...]

Finland: Half a million cubic metres more sawn softwood produced in 2017

In 2017, the Finnish forest industry production increased in the majority of the main product categories. However, the production of [...]