Archives: 2015

Weyerhaeuser buys Plum Creek

Weyerhaeuser is buying Plum Creek for US$8.44 billion to form the world's biggest timberland and forest products [...]

Softwood producers target Indian market

The fast-growing Indian market has caught the attention of softwood producers in North America and Europe. Tropical hardwoods are [...]

Wooden building materials receive more promotion in China

China's Ministries of Industry and Housing have developed an action plan to promote the production and use of green [...]
November 16, 2015 Latest Trends / Wood Construction / ...China

EPAL warns over fake Ukrainian Euro pallets

The European Pallet Association e.V. is warning against counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets from Ukraine, which have been in circulation [...]

Wood markets in Europe and North America still slow

Markets show signs of rising consumption for some forest products, though the picture is far from consistent In Europe and [...]

Chinese imports of wood product expected to surge in the upcoming years

China has always been one of the biggest wood product importers in the world. In the first half of 2016 [...]
October 23, 2015 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / China

New Zealand: Steady export log prices

The export log prices in New Zealand kept firm during October due to low shipping rates and a growing demand [...]

Outlook for the global furniture market uncertain

In spite of signs of a stabilisation and a more sustained recovery in various European markets as well as in [...]

Italian woodworking sector sees sharp growth

In the second quarter 2015, Italian woodworking technology orders have increased, as further evidence of the positive trend that characterized [...]

US softwood lumber shipments to China down by 50%

In the first half of 2015, US softwood lumber exports to China dropped nearly 50% to 247,290 cubic metres [...]
September 13, 2015 Market Analysis / Sawmilling / ...China / North America