Archives: March 2018

Greenpeace withdraws from FSC; claims the organization didn’t fulfill its goals

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]

Canada involves WTO in softwood lumber trade dispute with the US

    Canada wants to persuade the World Trade Organization (WTO) to set up an adjudication panel for [...]

Logs exports from New Zealand to China amounted to 1 million m3 in January

New Zealand exported more than one million cubic metres of softwood logs in January, only the second time in the [...]

EU plywood associations ask for higher quality standards

Timber trade associations in two leading EU importing countries have recently been pushing forward plywood quality, performance and legality initiatives [...]
March 29, 2018 Market Analysis / Wood-based Panels / ...Europe

US softwood lumber consumption expected to reach record-highs by 2030

US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030, resulting in export opportunities for sawmills in [...]

Russian companies might start timber exports to UAE

During the Dubai WoodShow (12-14 March 2018), Russian enterprises presented their products at a joint stand, organized by Russian [...]

Schweighofer sells all Romanian forests assets

    Holzindustrie Schweighofer decided to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary Cascade Empire s.r.l. (Cascade Empire [...]

Global demand for softwood lumber reaches record-high in 2017

Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017, as demand for wood continued to increase in the [...]

Plywood prices in Europe on the rise due to higher demand and lower supply

Plywood prices are rising sharply in the EU on the back of buoyant demand across the region and supply issues [...]

Swedish and Finnish giant forest companies at risk due to climate change

The forest floors below the Arctic circle are starting to melt, as the unusually mild winters are turning once icy [...]