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Russia's Log Exports Failed to Increase in Q4

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 03/02/2015 8:38PM

Russian exporters of logs and lumber had a good opportunity to increase shipments given the much-depreciated Russian Ruble. But log exports declined last quarter, and softwood sawlog exports rose just 2 to 3% in the 4th quarter of 2014. But 2015 should see increases.

Russian Log and Lumber Exports Failed to Increase in Q4/14

Posted: 03/01/2015 4:54PM

Sanctions on Russia and the fall in oil prices by over 50 percent in the world market have shaken Russian financial institutions, changing the outlook for production and exports of forest products in 2015.

Leading Hardwood Demand Indicator Shows Seasonal Strengthening

By Andy Johnson Posted: 02/27/2015 10:33AM

Hardwood Publishing's Leading Hardwood Demand Indicator (LHDI) forecasts increased demand for U.S. hardwood based primarily on seasonal factors.

UCS Forest Group of Companies Acquires White-Wood Distributors

Posted: 02/24/2015 11:18AM

UCS Forest Group of Companies will acquire the assets and ongoing business activities of the British Columbia business unit of White-Wood Distributors Ltd. UCS does business in Canada as Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd.

As Hickory, Cherry and Maple Hardwood Exports Drop, Walnut Rises

By Andy Johnson Posted: 02/18/2015 9:22PM

U.S. hardwood exports fell in January; Chinese demand slackened. November exports of Hickory, Cherry and Hard Maple slid; Walnut was the only species that shipped in larger volumes.

Genetically Engineered Apple Trees Get USDA Okay

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/13/2015 7:28AM

Apples from genetically engineered apple trees, the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny apples, have received USDA okay to be marketed. Developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. of Summerland, BC, the apples will likely be propagated via bud wood and grafting.

Softwood Log Imports to China Slowed in the 4Q/14

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 02/12/2015 2:47PM

Softwood log imports to China slowed in the 4Q/14, but 2014 was still a record year with the import value surpassing 5.4 billion dollars, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Red Oak Lumber Plentiful Amid Flooring Industry Slowdown

By Andy Johnson Posted: 02/12/2015 2:35PM

Hardwood lumber sales in the U.S. remain slow, with many sawmills and concentration yards building inventories.

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