The global forest industry in the 3Q/2019

A plentiful supply of logs coupled with declining demand moved sawlog prices downward in most major markets around the world in the 3Q/19. The biggest price reductions came in Central Europe, where storm damaged logs flooded the market. With falling sawlog prices throughout the world, the Global Sawlog Price Index…

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Achieving mutual benefits from certification and FLEGT

To rebuild share in the European market, the tropical wood sector must exploit emerging opportunities from the synergies between the FLEGT VPA process and private sector forest certification initiatives, and to focus relentlessly on communicating simple messages to target audiences of architects, designers and civil engineers on the carbon mitigation…

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Chinese forestry sector continues expansion

China’s forestry sector has seen continuous expansion in recent years, an official with the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said Tuesday as Chinese Xinhua news agency reports. The gross output of the industry in the first three quarters of the year hit 5.13 trillion yuan (about 730.5 billion U.S. dollars),…

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