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US extends tariff list against Chinese products

More than US$200 billion worth of Chinese products are subject to new US import tariffs, as the trade war between the two countries is escalating... [more...]

Segezha expands plywood plant Vyatsky

Vyatsky Plywood Mill (subsidiary of Segezha Group) launched a new premium birch plywood production. According to the announcement, the investments into new production line... [more...]

Södra reports strong results for Q2/2018

Södra reported sustained strong operating profit of SEK 1,318 million (Q2/2017: SEK 461 million) for the second quarter, the best quarterly result ever. The market trend was positive for all of Södra’s product categories and completed investments, efficiency improvements and restructuring are reflected in the result... [more...]

CIFF Shanghai coming up in September

The 42nd edition of CIFF Shanghai will be held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai), "NECC" Hongqiao from 10th to 13th September 2018 and will be conducted jointly by CFTE (China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation) and Red Star Macalline... [more...]

LIGNA 2019 already 80% booked

The next LIGNA is being staged from 27 to 31 May 2019, and its organizers, Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers' Association (VDMA Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen), have announced that exhibitor registrations are coming in at a very pleasing pace... [more...]

South Korea to achieve PEFC endorsement

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) reported that Republic of Korea has become the latest country to achieve the PEFC endorsement... [more...]

Western US sawmills produce 8.8% more lumber in January-May 2018

Sawmills in the Western U.S. produced 6.177 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2018, a gain of 8.8% from 5.677 bbf a year earlier... [more...]

US hardwood plywood imports from Vietnam on the rise

Hardwood plywood imports from Vietnam triple Hardwood plywood imports grew in April but year-to-date imports were significantly lower than in April 2017... [more...]

Strong performance for the European pulp and paper industry in 2017

CEPI, the European association representing the pulp and paper industry, released its annual market and industry review for 2017 which confirms, despite a challenging global environment, the strong performance of industry in Europe... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 28, 2018

Trading in framing lumber picked up only modestly from the previous holiday-distracted week. Sales were most liquid early on, with an annual industry gathering in Coeur d’Alene... [more...]

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France: too much softwood in the east?

France: too much softwood in the east?

At the beginning of the summer of 2018, the French softwood market is characterized by two very different situations. On the one hand, the sawnwood market confirms its favourable position, which was observed in the last quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the roundwood market gets stagnant, resulting in lower demand and lower log prices in the French east... [ more...]

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