Chinese and Japanese lumber markets 2016

During the summer and autumn 2016, there was a strong demand for imported softwood lumber in China, with the volumes of import for the 2Q/16 and the 3Q/16 reaching the highest level on record.

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North American lumber market trends 2016

The slow but stable improvements in the housing market of the US in 2016 have resulted in both increased inner production and a rise in lumber imports. During the first eight months of 2016, lumber production increased by 3.6% in comparison with the same period in 2015.

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World of Wood Convention 2017

Registration for the 2017 World of Wood Convention has recently started, it is going to take place on Apr. 5-7 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

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Austria and Germany will help to reform the Ukrainian forestry

The Ukrainian State forestry agency is involved into negotiations with the representatives of the forestry government authorities in Germany and Austria on cooperation in the field of forestry. The relevant meeting took place in mid-November between Acting Chairman of the State Forest Resources Agency Christine Yushkevich and director of the Committee of Eastern European Economic Relations Michael Harms (Federal Republic of Germany) and the representative of the Environmental Protection Agency Michael Sutter (Republic of Austria) on cooperation in the field of forestry.

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The socio-economic component of the global forestry

13 million people are employed in the formal forestry sector (forestry management, production of lumber and wood products, pulp and paper industry). More than 50% of the officially employed people in the forestry sector are in Asia. 2.8 working places in the field of primary processing account for one working place in the field of forestry management. Every fourth employee in the formal forestry sector is a woman.

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