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Forestry

Particularly good EU demand for sapele

Looking at individual species and products, importers in several EU countries, report particularly good demand for sapele in 2017, with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

US lumber prices near the all-time high

Framing lumber prices in the US picked up after a midweek drop, while many key prices continued for forge higher [...]

EUTR deterring tropical suppliers say EU importers

Some EU importers maintain that the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has also played a part in an international hardwood trade [...]

Stable spruce prices in Austria; sawmills in short supply due to bad weather

Against the background of a persistently strong overall economy, the Austrian forestry and sawmill industry is struggling with the winter [...]

Sales for Metsä Group increased by 8% in 2017

Metsä Group’s sales in 2017 totalled EUR 5,040.0 million, compared to Euro 4,657.9 in 2016 [...]