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Editor’s pickSoftwood lumber trade topped all-time-high of 126 million m3 in 2017

22-03-2018
softwood

Trade of softwood lumber reached an all-time-high in 2017 as demand for wood was strong in most key markets around the world, according Wood Resource Quarterly.  An estimated 126 million m3 of softwood lumber was shipped from forest-rich countries such as Canada, Russia, Sweden and Finland to markets with high consumption of lumber, including …

Editor’s pickFinnish softwood exports rise 15% in 3Q/2017

04-01-2018
Finnish softwood exports

Finland’s timber sector enjoyed a good year with softwood lumber and planed lumber exports rising 15 per cent to 2.07 million cubic metres in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period the year before, according to a EUWID report. Shipments to Europe rose nine per cent to 812,148 cubic metres while exports to East Asia were 59 …

South African softwood suffer weak sales as domestic construction activity falls

15-11-2017
South Africa, ITTO, softwood, hardwood, construction, sales, wood-based panels

Imported hardwoods however are facing buoyant sales The final quarter of the year is usually the busiest time for the building sector but pine mills have shown lackluster sales. If current market conditions continue into the New Year, competition for sales will be rife. Many pine mills are still feeling the strain of the last round of log price …