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  • Explotación forestal
  • agosto 04, 2015 12:21

Brazil: Market recovery and exchange rate boost to wood products exports

Recovery in the US housing market has benefited the timber sector in Paraná State. Sawnwood exports grew 16.7% to US$64.9 million in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year. Plywood exports from mills in the state also increased, growing by almost 19% to US$185.3 million in the same period... [más...]

  • Precios de mercado
  • agosto 04, 2015 11:55

US lumber prices continue downward trend

Prices closed out July on a soft footing, as uncertainty loomed with August’s arrival. All eyes were on Canada, and how S-P-F mills will approach the market in the new month given a lower SLA export tax and a favorable exchange rate. Buyers widely anticipated heavier shipments from north of the border, while a hefty discount in September futures compared to cash prices also weighed on the market.... [más...]

  • Interior
  • agosto 04, 2015 08:28

EU wood flooring export trend swings negative

EU exports of wood flooring were rising in the five years between 2009 and 2014, as manufacturers diversified into new markets during a period of slow demand in Europe... [más...]

Construcción en Madera
  • Construcción en Madera
  • agosto 04, 2015 07:16

Euroconstruct declares “an end in recessionary trend”

The Euroconstruct research unit reports that the European construction industry is growing slowly after several years of declining or low activity. In its latest half-yearly report issued in June, Euroconstruct revised it forecasts for 2015 and 2016 upwards and also reported positive expectations for 2017... [más...]

  • Explotación forestal
  • agosto 03, 2015 13:09

Japan's log exports up almost 50%

Total volume of Japanese log export during January and May this year reached to 259,515 cbms, 47.5% more than the same period of last year. If this pace continues, total export for the year would be about 700-800 M cbms. However, log export for April and May from Kyushu, which took 80% share last year, slowed down... [más...]

  • Paneles
  • agosto 03, 2015 12:01

Egger plans new MDF production facility in Gagarin

Egger's flooring production facility, which recently went into operation in the Russian town of Gagarin, is the first step of an extensive investment project... [más...]

  • Paneles
  • agosto 03, 2015 11:03

Norbord expects a gradually improving OSB market in the upcoming period

Norbord Inc. reported adjusted EBITDA of $18 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to $14 million in the first quarter of 2015 and $46 million in the second quarter of 2014. The year-over-year change is primarily due to lower North American oriented strand board (OSB) prices. North American operations generated adjusted EBITDA of $11 million in the quarter, unchanged from the prior quarter and compared to $37 million in the same quarter last year.... [más...]

  • Equipamiento para aserraderos
  • agosto 03, 2015 10:44

Canadian lumber production lowers in May

Sawmills in Canada produced 5,325.5 thousand cubic metres of lumber in May 2015. This represents a decline of 5.2%... [más...]

  • Equipamiento para aserraderos
  • agosto 03, 2015 10:27

Closures of many „redwood‟ enterprises in Beijing

According to a representative from one of the main redwood‘ markets in Beijing some 12 stores selling redwood‘ products have closed and only 2 remained open as of the end of July... [más...]

  • Paneles
  • agosto 03, 2015 09:30

European wood flooring production down again in 2014

The European wood-flooring sector has yet to benefit from the turnaround in the building industry... [más...]

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Romanian Ministry of Environment finds evidence of illegal activities at Holzindustrie Schweighofer

The Romanian Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests today announced that following an investigation of Holzindustrie Schweighofer's operations in the country, which started in May this year, a report will be handled over to the Prosecutor's Office of Romania's Supreme Court of Justice. It seems that the decision comes after some constitutive elements of crimes were found during the investigation... [ más...]