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Sawlog costs rose much more slowly than lumber prices in many countries in past year

Sawlog costs, the largest cost component when manufacturing lumber, have gone up much more slowly than lumber prices in many countries during the past year, resulting in substantial increases in earnings for the international lumber industry... [meer...]

Declining North American tropical wood imports

US imports of sawn hardwood (temperate and tropical) fell 37% in June, but the drop was mainly in imports of temperate species. Tropical imports declined 12% from May to 15,506 cu.m... [meer...]

Ghana: Encouraging growth in sawnwood exports to Asian markets

Ghana’s wood product exports in the first five months of 2018 recorded a year-on-year growth in both volume and value according to available data from the Timber Inspection Development Division (TIDD) of the Forestry Commission... [meer...]

Illegal logging drops sharply in Romania

The volume of illegal logging in the forests managed by Romsilva (National Forestry Directorate) registered a decrease of 19.67% in the first six months of the year, as compared to the same period of last year. Thus, in the first semester of this year... [meer...]

SibWoodExpo ready to roll

In just a few weeks, SibWoodExpo will be opening its gates at the SibExpo Centre in the city of Irkutsk, Russia. This year marks the first time that the trade fair will be co-organized by Deutsche Messe AG’s Russian subsidiary, Deutsche Messe RUS, and Sibexpocentre OJSC... [meer...]

U.S. Lumber Group acquires Alexandria Moulding

U.S. Lumber Group, LLC and Alexandria Moulding have signed an agreement under which U.S. Lumber will acquire Alexandria Moulding... [meer...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 33, 2018

Framing lumber trading hit its fastest stride in more than two months, and the market finished the week with a firm tone. Wildfires in Western Canada and the West were a catalyst sparking sales, firming mill quotes... [meer...]

Brazil: Future of the forest debated

More than 20 industry federations from all over Brazil, governmental authorities, and forestry sector stakeholders attending the 106th meeting of the Thematic Council on Environment and Sustainability (COEMA) ... [meer...]

Myanmar: Launch of third party certification

According to the domestic media the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) launched its Third Party Certification System at an 8 August workshop in Yangon... [meer...]

Houtconstructie

Production in construction up by 0.2% in euro area

In June 2018 compared with May 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union... [meer...]

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New crane technology at this year's Interforst

New crane technology at this year's Interforst

Palfinger Epsilon has proclaimed the future of wood logistics at this year's Interforst. This refers to the digitization of crane technology, in which the Austrians were not the first, but now attack on a broad front. It becomes clear that VR systems and intuitive controls are becoming more and more state of the art in the application. Hoses and pipes are disappearing more and more inside the cranes... [ meer...]

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