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Wood Energy Sector in Top Form at LIGNA 2013

International professionals from the forestry and timber industries can look forward to an energy-packed LIGNA fair from 6 to 10 May 2013 in Hannover, Germany. This year’s show will put the spotlight on wood, not just as a sought-after material for the construction and furniture industries but also as a highly effective, renewable energy carrier.
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Imports pose threat for Australian sawn timber producers

The Australian sawn timber industry is experiencing a temporary threat from imports as a result of a strong dollar and a global surplus of timber following the Global Financial Crisis, according to leading independent economic forecaster and industry analyst, BIS Shrapnel. In the two years to 2011, imports have increased by 30 per cent.
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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

The slowing economy in China has reduced the importation of logs from New Zealand, Russia and the US by about 15 percent during the first six months of 2012. Prices for imported and domestic softwood logs in China have fallen this year by 14 percent and 10 percent, respectively as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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Comprehensive Testing of Southern Pine Lumber Completed

The latest full In-Grade Testing matrix for visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber has been completed by the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) in cooperation with Timber Products Inspection and others. In a two-step process, more than 7,400 full-size samples of commercially-produced Southern Pine were destructively tested.
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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Timber harvests in British Columbia plunged by over 40 percent between 2005 and 2009, but have since recovered and were close to the 25-year average in 2011. As a consequence of the infestation of the mountain pine beetle, long-term log supply is estimated to be about 20 percent below historical levels unless different management regimes are implemented.
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