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Issue date: 
02 February 2010

New pellet facility in Russia

CJSC North-West Group of Companies finished works on construction of pellet mill worth 300 mln RUR (€ 7.14 mln) in Podporozhye (Leningrad region) with Anritz (Denmark), BRUKS (Germany) and Komforts (Latvia) machinery installed.

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04 February 2010

Statistics: Russian timber industry in 2009

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, fiberboard production output decreased by 26.1%, of chipboards – by 20.7%, plywood – by 18.7%, sawn timber 12.2%, door and window units – by 33.4 and 46.1% respectively.

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Growing interest for Swedish wood in China

Between 2000 and 2005, Chinese timber imports tripled from 10 million to 30 million cubic metres. The import of sawn solid wood products also experienced a similar trend. During the second quarter of 2009, China was the world’s second-biggest importer of sawn softwood products.

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05 February 2010

Finland to invest about 20 mln EUR in projects realized in the neighboring Russian areas

Finland is to invest about 20 mln EUR in projects realized in the neighboring Russian areas, in particular, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk regions, and Karelia.

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Feb 5, 2010

US: South’s forest industry struggles through 09


Every sector in forest products in the South swooned in 2009, with sawmill production falling an industry-worst 21 percent on top of a 23 percent decline in 2008.

Pulp and paper mills were less hard-hit, an industry group reported.

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February 1st, 2010

NZ’s sawmilling consolidation nears completion

The New Zealand sawmilling industry has endured a major ongoing consolidation over the last decade. Most global sawmilling sectors have suffered closures and consolidation, but probably not on the acute scale experienced in New Zealand. A new DANA Review of the N.Z.

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Forestry report urges province to manage carbon storage

Maximizing the carbon stored in B.C.'s forests could provide benefits both economically and environmentally over the long-term, says a new report, Managing B.C.'s Forests for a Cooler Planet.

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January 5, 2010

Pine beetle gets blame for Canfor Corp. sawmill closure

The pine beetle is being singled out as the main reason a Quesnel sawmill is shutting down, laying off 180 workers.

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January 4, 2010

Gradual rebound forecast for forestry

As 2009 came to a close, Canfor Corp. announced it would invest $16 million to upgrade its Chetwynd sawmill for a planned re-opening this spring.
After a 20-month shutdown, the restart will put about 70 people back to work.

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January 5, 2010

Congo Republic timber giant slashes workforce

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Congo Republic's biggest logging firm has almost halved its workforce because the global recession has cut demand for wood products, the firm said on Tuesday.


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by Dr. Radut