A BIANNUAL study jointly prepared by International Wood Markets Group out of Canada with input from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Beck Group, has just released the Global Lumber/Sawn Wood Cost Benchmarking Report.
THE EUROPEAN Commission has strengthened its support to the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) by contributing € 4.5 million to the EU FLEGT Facility at the European Forest Institute (EFI).
PLANTATION FORESTRY expansion is driving a massive increase in investment in the timber processing industry with infrastructure and development proposals worth around $7 billion of new capacity set to generate around 6,000 jobs, according to the National Association of Forest Industri
VIETNAM IS NOW one of the most important suppliers of plantation eucalyptus and acacia wood chips to the pulp industry in both Japan and China. The country has expanded shipments gradually over the past six years and is now the world’s fourth largest hardwood chip exporter, according
FOR SAWMILLERS there’s no denying the fact that it’s tough out there. Current market prices, reduced demand for wood products and rising raw material costs mean that sawmillers are demanding more from themselves, more from their operations and more from their technology suppliers.
THE GREEN Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released its new Assessment Framework for Forest Management Certification Schemes, as part of its ongoing review of the Green Star environmental rating tools for buildings.