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Archives: July 2018

Södra reports best first half in its history

Södra reported sustained strong operating profit of SEK 1,318 million (Q2/2017: SEK 461 million) for the second [...]

Indian building material producer acquires German flooring giant Parador

The leading Indian building material producer HIL Limited, a subsidiary of the CK Birla Group, will acquire German flooring producer [...]

Brazil: 1.8 million tons/year wood pellet plant receives permit

Fepam, the environmental protection agency in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, issued on Wednesday the environmental licence [...]

New investigation accuses EU sawmills of importing illegally logged wood from Ukraine

An investigation released by Earthsight revealed results of the organization’s two years work called Complicit in Corruption. According to [...]

West and Central African producers ready to move on logs & sawnwood prices as demand firms

Producers in West and Central Africa report that demand is very firm and while prices are stable, sentiment is for [...]

Netherlands record economic growth boosts imports of wood products

In the Netherlands, economic growth is at its highest point since 2008, consumer confidence is high, and timber trade turnover [...]

Trump Administration to impose 10% tariffs on imports of wood flooring from China

Wood flooring is included in a new list of 10 percent tariffs proposed for Chinese products by the Trump administration [...]

Rex Lumber set to break ground at new sawmill in Troy, Alabama

Rex Lumber, headquartered in Graceville, Florida is set to break ground on it's greenfield sawmill in Troy, Alabama on [...]

Recent developments of the Chinese timber market

1. China’s first high-rise wood framework building  A ceremony was held recently to launch the China [...]

Rising optimism in Danish timber industry

According to the Danish Timber Trade Federation, Denmark is enjoying 2% annual GDP growth and its construction sector is optimistic [...]