Forestry

SCA Wood considers merger in France

SCA Wood France and the French company Innovation Solutions Bois, ISB, are considering a merger of its operations on wood [...]

Lumber prices in the US rapidly increase at the end of January

January closed with a bang as supply-side concerns ignited a rally that pushed many US framing lumber prices up [...]

Vietnam’s forestry product exports forecast to reach 10.5 billion USD in 2019

Vietnam's forestry product exports in January is estimated at 903 million USD, a rise of 11 percent over the [...]

Conifex curtails sawmill operations due to high log costs

Conifex Timber Inc.announced that it is temporarily curtailing sawmill operations at its Fort St. James, British Columbia sawmill for [...]

Western Forest Products completes purchase of Columbia Vista assets

Western Forest Products Inc. completed the acquisition of certain assets of Columbia Vista Corporation and related entities located in Vancouver [...]

Hardwood trade in the EU keeps stable, despite reluctant political situation

There are signs that the upturn in the eurozone economy in the last 2 years will be short-lived and [...]

Roundwood prices in Sweden on the rise in 2018

The increase of roundwood delivery prices in Sweden was larger in 2018 than it has been for several years. Both [...]

US considers lowering duties on imports from China

  The United States is considering at least partial loosening of import duties on Chinese products to accelerate trade [...]

Finland: UPM, Metsä and Stora Enso escape accusations of underpricing

In 2011, Metsähallitus (a Finnish state enterprise, which administers state-owned land) filed a claim for damages against UPM [...]

Malaysian wood products exports likely to drop in 2018

The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) is projecting a 4% decline in exports of timber and timber products for 2018 [...]