Archives: 2015

The Austrian wood industry on a downward trend

The Austrian wood industry recorded a turnover of 7.08 billion euros in 2014, and thus registered a decline over [...]
June 16, 2015 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / Europe

Massive Chinese overseas forestry investments

It has been reported that domestic investors invested some US$103 billion in 156 countries in 2014, up 14% year [...]

IKEA to invest € 1 billion in renewable energy

In an interview for Reuters, IKEA's CEO Peter Agnefjall said the the company will spend 1 billion euros on [...]

Europe and Russia report large increases in LVL capacity

LVL capacity in the EU is expected to rise from the current level of 410,000 m3 to 590,000 [...]

US Softwood lumber price lowers 15% since last year

Sales of framing lumber picked up overall, but downside pressure on prices intensified in a few regions, namely the Inland [...]

Lumber prices fall in some parts of the world

Lumber prices have fallen throughout a majority of the main softwood lumber markets in the world during the 1Q/15 [...]

Sloppy US lumber market

The plunge in North American structural lumber prices and the lack of a rebound in sight has caught many people [...]

Japan to open 33 biomass power plants

Japan has witnessed a surge in biomass power plants after FIT (feed in tariff) system was introduced in July 2012 [...]

Lumber Liquidators stops selling of Chinese laminate flooring

Lumber Liquidators on Thursday announced that it has suspended the sale of laminate flooring coming from Chinese manufacturers. The decision [...]

Valutec to delivers two kilns for Austrian Hasslacher

Austrian company Hasslacher, has recently invested in Swedish company Valutec’s two progressive kilns, for its laminated wood plant in [...]