Archives: 2014

IKEA shows important market growth in China, Russia and US

The 2013 financial report for the Ikea Group, the world's largest furniture retailer, provides insights into the outlook for [...]

Russian lumber exports on the rise, while log exports drop

The Russian log export tax that was implemented in 2007 resulted in a sharp decline of log exportation with the [...]
March 18, 2014 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Russia

Finnish log prices keep stable in February

In February 2014, roundwood prices in Finland are largely stable as compare to January, with only few minor changes.  [...]

Interfor reported record lumber production and sales in 2013

Interfor reported net earnings of $11.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to net losses of $0 [...]

Furniture sales in Germany decreased during 2013

The turnover of the German furniture industry has declined by -3,7 percent in 2013. Dirk Uwe Klaas, the managing [...]
February 17, 2014 Market Analysis / Wood Furniture / ...Europe

Wood pellets demand is still huge in Europe

EU's renewable energy policies have led to major changes in the European wood industry. The conversion of major power [...]
February 15, 2014 Market Analysis / Wood Energy / ...Europe

Eneco inaugurates huge biomass plant in the Netherlands

At the beginning of February the Dutch Utility company Eneco has inaugurated its Bio Golden Raand biomass power plant, located [...]

Stora Enso plans to improve production and efficiency in Central European sawmills 

Stora Enso is planning to invest EUR 28 million in modernising and developing Murow sawmill in Poland to increase its [...]
February 12, 2014 Companies & Industry Events / Sawmilling / ...Europe

EU tropical hardwood imports from Malaysia are on the rise

EU tropical hardwood imports from Malaysia hit a low of 53,000cu.m/month at the end of 2012 and [...]
February 10, 2014 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Asia & Middle East / Europe

Canfor prepares to upgrade Elko sawmill in British Columbia

Canfor Corporation is continuing its commitment to upgrading the Elko sawmill (British Columbia) with a capital investment of CA$10 [...]