Archives: March 2018

Belarus to further limit the exports of logs to the West

Belarus introduced a regulation on compulsory licensing of foreign trade activities regarding export of certain timber types outside the Eurasian [...]

Overview of EU wood products imports in 2017

The value EU imports of sawnwood (including softwoods and hardwoods) was unchanged in 2017, at Euro 3.2 billion, ending [...]

BlueLinx acquired Cedar Creek for $345 million

BlueLinx, a leading distributor of building and industrial products in the US, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar [...]

Gabon government announces launch of Gabon WoodShow, from 20 – 22 June, 2018

The Global WoodShow (Dubai and Cairo) organizing committee announced the start of the 3rd edition of the WoodShow series that [...]

Mega construction projects in UAE push wood products demand in the region

The demand for wood and wood related products in the United Arab Emirates are driven by planned and ongoing construction [...]

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Logset signs dealership agreement in Brazil

    Finnish forest machine manufacturer Logset Oy and Brazilian heavy equipment dealer PESA (Paraná Equipamentos S/A [...]

US lumber production on the rise in 2017

U.S. sawmills increased softwood lumber production by 4.2% in 2017 to a full-year total of 33.888 [...]

Brazilian Expoforest to attract more than 220 participating companies

The Brazilian forestry market is one of the few segments that do not directly reflect the country’s economic situation [...]

French Court offers permission to Rougier to restructure African business

    French tropical wood specialist Rougier has gained court permission for restructuring measures after filing for insolvency [...]

Total exports of US hardwood lumber and veneer to the MENA region amount to $96.74 million in 2017

Total exports of U.S. hardwood lumber and veneer to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region including Pakistan [...]