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Strong lumber markets in the US and Europe increased the global sawlog price by 10%

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]

Fall in EU tropical imports driven mainly by supply-side issues

In practice, the recent decline in tropical imports into the EU is better seen as a region-wide phenomenon driven [...]

EU tropical sawn hardwood imports fall to all-time low

EU tropical sawn hardwood imports fall to all-time low The EU imported 2.04 million cu.m of sawn [...]

Sales for Arauco increased by 10% during 2017

Arauco’s consolidated sales for the year reached USD 5,238.3 million an increase of 10% compared to the [...]

Greenpeace to withdraw from FSC

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Brazil: Exports of wood products rise sharply at the beginning of the year

In January 2018, Brazilian exports of wood products (except pulp and paper) increased 28.8% in value compared to January [...]

EU tropical timber imports drop sharply in 2017

European timber businesses suggest a range of factors that may explain the apparent dichotomy between good underlying demand for hardwoods [...]

Upswing in EU timber consumption not benefitting tropical suppliers

Sawn hardwood distributors in Europe are reporting good levels of activity but this has yet to feed through into a [...]