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Closer trade ties between India and Thailand’s wood industry with signing of MOU

15-10-2019
Thailand, India, MOU, signing, rubberwood, Thai Hevea Wood Association, Association of Furniture Manufacturers & Traders (India)

Despite the poor prospects for exports, Thailand remains hopeful that exports to India will grow by 8 per cent this year, reported Bangkok Post. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, led a Thai delegation to Mumbai and Chennai from 24 to 28 September said Thai products remain promising in India for food, cosmetics, furniture and decorative …

Editor’s pickPrefabricated wooden construction makes new leap in Chile

15-10-2019
HOMAG, WEIMANN, E2E, Chile, prefabricated houses, wood buildings, Latin America

The Chilean company E2E is a joint venture between Arauco and the Belgian company Etex. Its factory, which has been operating since February 2019 in Santiago - Chile, has the capacity to build 1,000 living units per year – between prefabricated houses and timber buildings. The US$25 million sales projection in the coming three years counts …

Woodrise 2021 to be held in Japan

14-10-2019
Woodrise, FPInnovations, FCBA Technological Institute, Japan International Association for the Industry of Building and Housing

The second edition of the Woodrise international congress came to a close on 4 October on a very positive note. This event, co-organised by FPInnovations (Canada) and the FCBA Technological Institute (France), brought together over 800 participants in Québec City at the Centre des congrès de Québec, Sept. 30 – Oct. 4. In …

Lunawood appoints Johanna Veikkolainen as Marketing Manager

14-10-2019
Lunawood, Marketing Manager

Johanna Veikkolainen has been appointed Marketing Manager of Lunawood and will take on the new role on November 8, 2019. Johanna will be stationed in Lahti and report to Marketing Director Maija Masalin, as the company says in its press release. Johanna has a strong background in marketing and communications and she has been working as the …

Sawmill profit margins in North America see drastic fall in past 12 months, BC sawmill margins close to lowest in 15 years

10-10-2019
Sawmill, sawlog, profit margins, global, lumber, Wood Resource Quarterly

Sawmill profit margins have fallen substantially in North America over the past 12 months with BC sawmills margins in the 2Q/19 being close to their lowest levels in 15 years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Costs for sawlogs declined in most major regions around the world in the first half of 2019. However, lumber prices have fallen …

Decline in China’s tropical sawnwood imports in first half of 2019

09-10-2019
China, sawnwood, imports, first half of 2019, tropical sawnwood, softwood, hardwood

Data from China Customs shows that there was a slight rise in sawnwood imports in the first half of 2019. China’s first half sawnwood imports totalled 18.83 million cubic metres valued at US$4.43 billion, a year on year increase of 4% in volume but an 8% drop in value. Sawn softwood imports rose but sawn hardwood imports fell Of total …

Swedish Forest Agency: Increase in harvesting expected in 2019

09-10-2019
Swedish wood, Swedish Forest Agency, gross felling, sawn wood, pulp, round wood, wood chips, harvest

Harvesting in Sweden is expected to increase this year, showing a forecast from the Swedish Forest Agency. If the forecast stands, it is the highest figure since 2007. Gross felling in 2019 is estimated to be 94 million forest cubic metres, slightly more than 2018 when preliminary gross felling was less than 93.5 million cubic metres. There are …

Wood industry urges passage of forestry management bills

07-10-2019
wood, forestry, management

The wood industry said it is hoping for the passage of legislation on land and forest management, which it expects to attract investment in the forestry sector from both domestic and foreign sources. “Those bills that have been sitting in Congress for so long (and I hope they are) passed, to encourage investors, foreign or domestic,” …

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