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  • Forestry
  • May 23, 2017 08:31

SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard recognized as a verification mechanism for PEFC CoC

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard is now recognized by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as a tool that meets PEFC requirements for the avoidance of controversial sources in the PEFC Chain of Custody standard... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 23, 2017 06:17

Schattdecor invests EUR 120 million its international locations

By the end of 2018 Schattdecor will invest about 120 million Euros in the development of its current locations. With this, Schattdecor is implementing the largest investment program in the company’s history... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 22, 2017 13:14

IKEA plans to source wood from India

IKEA plans to source bamboo and other sustainable indigenous wood species directly from India for its global operations. The Swedish furniture retailer also wants to expand its portfolio of such products... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 22, 2017 10:31

US consumers confident in economy

A consumer survey by the University of Michigan found that US consumers are positive about economic prospects and reported higher household incomes... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 22, 2017 10:05

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 20, 2017

Buyers of framing lumber re-emerged after weeks on the sidelines. Producers of various species seeking trading levels over the past several weeks finally hit values that drew in reluctant customers. Western S-P-F and Southern Pine mills in particular were aggressive in lowering prices to entice sales, which picked up most noticeably on Wednesday. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 22, 2017 09:01

Ghana: Rosewood trade ban lifted

The ban on trade in rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) has been lifted as mechanisms are in place to regulate harvesting, processing and export according to the Forestry Commission (GFC).... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 19, 2017 13:36

Mohawk reported 2% higher sales for 1Q 2017

Mohawk Industries, Inc. reported 1Q 2017 record net earnings of $201 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.68, a 16.5% increase versus prior year.... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • May 19, 2017 08:27

Austria produced over 1 milllion tonnes of wood pellets in 2016

With 1,07 million tonnes of production, the domestic pellet industry in Austria set a new record last year. Domestic consumption is significantly below production, with 895,000 tonnes of pellets... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 19, 2017 08:19

Résultats vente ONF Lugos le 18.05.2017

Consultez les résultats de la vente ONF Lugos le 18.05.2017... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 19, 2017 07:17

Swedish softwood lumber exports down 6% in February

The Swedish sawmills have exported 1.1 million cubic meters of sawn and planed lumber during February 2017, 6% less than in the same period last year... [more...]

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France: softwood lumber to finally benefit from the construction sector's success?

Are rising construction prices finally starting to reflect on the softwood lumber market? Some sawmill representatives would now be inclined to think so. At the latest timber auctions organized in the French Grand Est, a general trend seems to be following this direction... [ more...]

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