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June 20, 2017

Metsa Wood appoints Kaarel Tali as director of Pärnu birch plywood mill in Estonia

Kaarel Tali has been appointed Mill Director for Metsä Wood’s Pärnu mill in Estonia, effective August 1, 2017. He reports to Jari Tikkanen, SVP, Production & Technology, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.As Mill Director Tali will be responsible for the birch p...
June 20, 2017

Canadian Lumber production increased by 4.4% in March

Lumber production in Canada was up 14.5% from February to 6 218.2 thousand cubic metres in March 2017. Production was 4.4% higher than March 2016, as Statistics Canada said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.In March 2017, sawmills shipped 5 838.7 thousand cubic metres of Lumber, up 14...
June 19, 2017

SFPA: Southern pine Lumber exports increased by 26% in March

Exports of Southern pine Lumber approached record territory in March, amounting to just over 64 million board feet (MMbf). This volume represents a hefty increase of 26% above the same month last year, contributing to an overall year-to-date increase of 17% when compared with the first three months ...
June 19, 2017

Sabah, Malaysia: Sawnwood exports increased by 16% in 1Q

While Sabah’s (Malaysia) 1Q 2017 exports of laminated boards and mouldings remained almost unchanged year-on-year there was a 16% increase in sawnwood exports and an almost 39% increase in veneer exports, ITTO reported.However, compared to levels in the 1Q 2016 plywood export in the same period in 2...
June 16, 2017

Taicang Port, China: Timber imports increased by 43% in 2016

Timber (log and sawnwood) imports through Taicang Port, China, amounted to 3.79 million cubic metres in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 43%, according to Taicang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau in Jiangsu province.Sawnwood imports through the port came to 981,000 cubic metres, a year on...
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