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Canfor reported operating income of $214.2 million for 4Q 2017, up $108.8 million y-o-y

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Canfor reported operating income of $214.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, up $108.8 million from reported operating income of $105.4 million for the third quarter of 2017, with the increase reflecting higher operating earnings for both the lumber and pulp and paper segments. Lumber segment ...
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In 2018, Dieffenbacher to complete four record-setting wooden panel plants

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German plant manufacturer Dieffenbacher expects 2018 will be the one of its busiest and most significant years ever based on the completion of record-setting wood-based panel plants. In Grayling, Michigan, USA, Arauco will start production on the largest particleboard press in North America ...
February 9, 2018

In 2017, Italian woodworking machine tools production value increases 11.6% to Euro 2.29 billion

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In 2017, Italian woodworking machine tools producers achieved a production value of Euro 2.29 billion, up by 11.6% compared to the previous year, according to the preliminary figures processed by the Studies Office of Acimall, the Confindustria member association representing industry companies.The...
February 1, 2018

Japan's wood door imports up 19% in November

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Despite the surprise jump in November wood door imports into Japan, total 2017 imports are set to be below those of a year earlier. November 2017 imports of wood doors were up sharply year-on-year (+19%) and compered to levels in October a 17% rise was observed, as ITTO reported.Shippers in China co...
January 16, 2018

China: Log imports through Xiamen Port up 11% in 2017

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Log imports through Xiamen Port, China, totaled 1.905 million cubic metres valued at $46 million in 2017, up 10% in volume and 11% in value compared to 2016, as ITTO reported. The imported logs were from 37 countries with New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Estonia topping the li...
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