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  • Europe surpasses Canada as lumber supplier to China

    Etiketter: Wood
    The market analyst company Woodstat reports that China imported approximately 1.88 million m³ of softwood lumber in December (-5% compared to 2018), according to figures from the Chinese Customs. The import totaled 27.1 million m³ during 2019 (+11% compared to 2018). Since China began importing softwood lumber in smaller volumes over 10 years ago, Russia and Canada have completely dominated as suppliers. Limited volumes have been imported from the US, Europe, Chile and New Zealand. / Woodstat
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  • Over half of Europe’s endemic trees face extinction

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Over half (58%) of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction, according to assessments of the state of the continent’s biodiversity published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The introduction of invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development are key threats causing the decline of tree species such as the horse-chestnut across Europe. / IUCN
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  • Wanted: healthy ashes

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Help the SNS researchers save the ash, the tree of life in Nordic mythology and, above that, an important basis for at least 480 other species. Ash dieback has rapidly reduced the number of ashes in the Nordic countries and in Europe. / SNS
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  • Hardwood pulp manufacturers in Europe have the highest wood fiber costs in the world

    Etiketter: Wood
    The wood fiber costs for European hardwood pulp producers started to move upward in late 2017 after having trended downward for over six years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite the long-term price decline for hardwood pulpwood, the continent’s pulpmills still have some of the highest wood costs in the world. / Wood Resources International
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  • Wood raw-material costs for European pulpmills continued to slide

    Etiketter: Wood
    Wood costs for the pulp industry in Europe were generally lower in the 1Q/17 than in the previous quarter, continuing a downward trend that, depending on the country, has lasted for 4-6 years. The biggest price declines for pulplogs and sawmill residues in early 2017 occurred in Germany and France. / Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
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  • European sawmills gain market share in East Asia

    Etiketter: Wood
    China and Japan softwood lumber import and
    A reduced consumption of lumber in Europe has forced European sawmills to find new markets. According to an analysis from Woodstat, investment has resulted in increased market share in East Asia while Canada is losing market share in the same region. / Woodstat
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  • SCA invests to further strengthen operations

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    To further strengthen competitiveness and enable future growth in the tissue operations in Mexico, SCA has decided to invest about USD 105m (approx. SEK 950m) in one of the company’s facilities in the country. To strengthen its baby diaper product offering in Europe, SCA has also decided to invest about EUR 40m (approx. SEK 380m) in facilities in Europe. / SCA
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  • Forest industry’s structural change continues

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Forest industry investments will increase the export of pulp and paperboard this and next year. However, the average export prices will decline. The diminution of the production and export of paper in Finland will continue strong. High demand in China maintains a positive outlook for the export of sawn timber. Demand is growing also because of activation of the construction industry in Finland and in Europe. / PTT
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  • German sawmills leading exporters to India

    Etiketter: Wood
    India's import of softwood lumber
    Total import of softwood lumber in India from leading exporters in Europe and North America amounted to 252,000 m³ during January-July. This is nearly exactly the same figure as for January-July 2015. / Woodstat
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  • European Settlements Impact Forest Area

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Increased growth of the very earliest European settlers in North America initiated large land clearing efforts which had some impact on forest acreage - especially in the new colonies. Lumber was one of the first exports from the New World and these new English colonies produced great quantities of quality wood for England, mainly shipbuilding. / About.com Forestry
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