The most developed wood supply chain in the world. Others should learn from it…
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Södra invests SEK 25 million in Kallinge
Södra is strengthening the long-term competitiveness of its planing operations and intends to co-locate the units in Ronneby and Kallinge. The new proposed location will be in Kallinge, where SEK 25 million is to be invested in upgrading to a paint system that is more environmentally sustainable, in new machinery and in improvements to the […]
Mondi postpones paper machine investment at Steti mill
Mondi has decided to postpone its €135-million investment (roughly C$196 million) in a new machine glazed speciality kraft paper machine at its Steti mill in the Czech Republic after a “careful review of market conditions.”
Log prices in NZ expected to rise
According to Scion Log Price Outlook – August 2017, unpruned log prices are going to trade 5% higher than August prices. The same situation is expected for pruned log prices. Infrastructure management and the availability of truck drivers appeared to be among the most important transport related constraints that may negatively impact business in New […]
The Softwood Imports to U.S. from Europe flourish thanks to U.S. Duties on Canadian Industry
U.S. imports of softwood from Germany have grown tenfold in the first half of the year as punishing duties pushed imports of Canadian softwood down.
Södra Wood increases profits
Timber division of Swedish company Södra recorded a sharp profits jump in the second quarter to 50m SEK (Swedish Krone) compared to a year ago.
NZ exports to China grow +12% but prices seem toppy.
The domestic NZ demand for both pruned and structural logs remains strong and supply ranges from balanced to tight around the country. Due to the drop in export prices the PF Olsen Log Price Index for July has dropped one dollar from the June figure and is now at $125. The average sale price is $14 […]
Rising lumber prices caused by wildfire in Canada
Rapidly spreading wildfire in British Columbia are set to tighten the supply of wood products and raise prices as they disrupt timber operations during the year’s peak building season, industry and analysts said on Tuesday.
Is BREXIT likely to impact U.S. sawn wood markets?
As a consumer and producers of hardwood and softwood, Britain is a key customer for U.S. forest products producers. A June 23 vote to leave the European Union has depressed the British Pound, limiting its buying power in the short term.