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Indonesia records fall in plantation log production

Indonesia, timber, plantation

Plantation roundwood production in the first two months of 2019 fell 21 per cent compared to production in the same period in 2018 according to Purwadi Soeprihanto, Executive Director of Indonesian Forest Concessionaire Association (APHI). In 2018 roundwood production was 3.91 million cubic metres per month. Purwadi said the decline in log …

Canfor reports results for first quarter of 2019

Canfor, market report

Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP) has reported its first quarter of 2019 results: For the first quarter of 2019, the Company reported an operating loss of $69.9 million, an improvement of $9.2 million from the operating loss of $79.1 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2018. The modest increase in financial performance reflected improved …

Ghana’s rainforest vanishing faster than that of any other country in the world


Reports have indicated that Ghana’s loss of rainforest has been recorded as the highest in the world. The new report, by Global Forest Watch (GFW), shows details loss of rain forests all over the world. GFW used updated remote sensing and satellite data from the University of Maryland and estimates that there was a 60 per cent increase in …

Masindi loses 42 forests in 9 years

forestry, timber

Leaders in Masindi have embarked on replanting 42 forests cut down by charcoal and timber dealers in the last nine years. The district assistant forestry officer, Mr Anthony Akok, said of the 62 forests that existed by 2010, only 20 forests still stand. “We can only find 20 forests although they are also being encroached on by some people …

Show Review: DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2019


DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR's 21st edition concluded March 28th 2019, achieving new milestones in exhibitor numbers, increased participation with VIP programs, and onsite events. This year's edition grew to an impressive show space of 175,000 sqm and welcomed over 1,560 exhibitors. From the total number of more than 66,870 attendees, approximately …

SCA and Martinsons deliver Swedish pine to the world's longest bridge


Pine from the northern parts of Sweden has been used at the world's longest bridge over water. The 55-kilometre-long bridge, which crosses both under and over water, connects Hong Kong, Macau and China. SCA has in collaboration with Martinsons delivered 300m3 of pine which has been used as decking at two lookout points. The interest and use of …

Vietnam’s Forestry Exports on the rise

Vietnam, forestry

The forestry industry showed a strong increase in export value in the first four months of the year, according to the Vietnam Forestry Administration. Forestry exports were estimated to have hit US$3.3 billion in the period, a year-on-year increase of 17.8 per cent, including $875 million in April alone. Key markets for Vietnamese forestry …