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US group Masco seeking a buyer for

kitchen furniture, window and door operations

The US consumer goods producer Masco Corp., based in Livonia, Michigan, is set to part ways with the two smallest of its four divisions: its kitchen furniture business, which is grouped in the Cabinetry Products division, and window, door,... more


US sawn softwood imports down by 11 % in Q4 2018

The USA imported a total of 8.277 m³ (Oct.-Dec. 2017: 9.265m m³) of sawn softwood during the course of the fourth quarter of 2018, roughly 11 % less than in the same period of the year before. Whereas imports from Canada fell by 14 %... more

58.1m t of wood damaged by

hurricane “Michael” in Florida

Hurricane "Michael" caused a total of roughly 58.1m t of damaged wood in the forests of Florida after it hit dry land with wind speeds of up to 250 km/h on 10 October 2018. As such, the scale of the damage is less than had been... more

Beetle-damaged wood in Czech

Republic estimated at 30m m³

The research institute Czech Forest of Kostelec nad Cernými lesy, Czech Republic, is reckoning with at least 30m m³ of beetle-damaged wood in 2019. The Czech ministry of agriculture had originally been working from the assumption of... more

Finland: 10-12% increase

in softwood sawlog prices

In 2018 the average prices for softwood sawlog ranges in Finland increased by 10-11% vis à vis 2017. According to the latest statistics of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, the average standing price for pine... more

Poland: softwood sawlog

prices start to rise again

In February 2019 prices for pine and spruce sawlogs in Poland increased vis à vis the preceding month. The figures recorded nevertheless fell short of the pine sawlog price recorded in November (PLN269/m³) and the spruce sawlog... more

15% increase in Russian exports to China

In the fourth quarter of 2018 Russian softwood lumber exports to China increased by 15% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 4.446m m³ (Oct-Dec 2017: 3.853m m³). The increase rate was therefore... more

British lumber imports

increased by 10%

In the fourth quarter of 2018 British imports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber increased by 10% vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.466m m³ (Oct.-Dec. 2017: 1.338m m³). In the first and third quarters... more

Beech sawlog exporters’ interest in extra volumes low

Exporters selling beech sawlogs to China have been showing scarcely any interest in additional volumes in February and March. In many cases, the accepted volumes have been limited to the those under contract. Only one or two China exporters... more

First deliveries under new industrial-wood contracts

It is beginning to emerge that growing numbers of forest businesses are going to be able to fulfil their delivery obligations for industrial hardwood from 2018 in the next few weeks. Correspondingly and to an increasing extent, forest... more

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