Archives: 2017

Latvia’s forestry products exports on the rise this year

During the first nine months of this year Latvia exported EUR 1.648 billion worth of forestry products, up 5 [...]

Environmental Investigation Agency finds ties between Schweighofer Group and illegal logging in Romanian National Park

In a recent field investigation in Romania, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found evidence of illegal logging in Romania’s [...]

Chinese orders to boost Vietnamese wood industry

China’s policy on focusing on their domestic market has prompted foreign importers to place more orders with Vietnamese enterprises [...]

“Building with wood” Conference in Brussels outlines the importance of wood as construction product

On 21 November the conference "Building with wood" was organised by CEI-Bois (European Confederation of Woodworking Industries), FIEC (European [...]

Holmen sells its forest properties in Sweden to Persson Invest

Holmen signed an agreement to sell forest properties in north-west Jämtland, Sweden, for SEK 100 million. The properties [...]

SCA loans EUR 150 million from EIB for Timrå mill upgrade

The European Investment Bank and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) have signed a EUR 150 million loan agreement.    [...]

New Zealand: Log prices reach record high

    Structural log prices in New Zealand reach the highest level in 24 years, while A-grade [...]

Södra invests into a pilot cross-laminated timber plant in Sweden

Södra decided to invest in a small cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility adjacent to its sawmill in Vär [...]

IHC 2017 review: Trends, challenges and new projects in international hardwood trade

On 15 and 16 November 2017 the International Hardwood Conference took place in Venice. Several speakers pointed out recent achievements [...]

Sveza to acquire 90,000 m3/yr plywood plant in Russia

Sveza signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Tyumen Plywood Plant from its current owner Almira Karimova.    [...]