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We are discussing sawmills and wood industry technologies, mechanical wood handling and processing, industry market trends, threats and opportunities on a global scale.

The tourism and travel industry is one of the largest in the world.  Sotkamo Vuokatti is an important destination in Finland. The Kainuu region is also well known from its long forestry and wood processing history.

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Comment by Helge V. Keitel on September 17, 2017 at 5:44pm

Umfassende Beratung. Unsere Welt drech sich um sie.

Wir bieten Ihnen moderne Dienstleistungen und vernetzen Ihre unternehmerischen un persönclichen Ziele für dem gemeinsamen Erfolg.

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Comment by Helge Keitel on September 2, 2016 at 3:04pm

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A detailed Analysis of the North American wood products market. As always, this signature report offers a five-year forecast for supply, demand and prices, including mill operating rates and covers lumber, OSB, Plywood, MDF and particleboard. Your purchase options are:

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Comment by Helge Keitel on September 2, 2016 at 2:24pm

China is Russia’s largest and most important export market: in 2015, 90% of Russian log exports and 45% of lumber exports were to China.

Source: Wood Markets

Comment by Helge Keitel on September 2, 2016 at 2:19pm

It should be a wake-up call to exporters to China that Russia can make some big swings in the markets it ships its lumber to, and has a favorable cost structure and supply chain plus increasing capacity to do so.

“The Russians are coming” was a key theme of the Global Softwood Log and Lumber Conference held in Vancouver in early May 2016, and current trade data certainly supports this changing trend.

At the Global Conference, it was quite evident from the various Russian speakers that major reductions in logging costs and transportation costs had occurred from the devaluation of the ruble.

This allowed the reach of Russian lumber to expand, where new markets can be explored when existing markets become over-supplied.

As well, new sawmill investments had been established in Russia and additional ones, including large-scale export-oriented facilities, are in various stages of planning.

Comment by Helge Keitel on September 2, 2016 at 2:13pm

Russian softwood lumber exports to China were 1.55 million m3 in April 2016, up by 81% from March’s 853,000 m3. March volumes were already up by 55% from February.

In fact, Russia’s March export volumes to China had been the largest-ever single month’s volume to China by a single country; that makes the April export volumes even more staggering. Russian softwood lumber exports are now 50% higher than the same four-month period in 2015 — or 3.6 million m3 (2.2 billion bf- nominal) versus 2.4 million m3.

The specific reasons for this massive increase and whether this is a blip on the radar or not still needs to be qualified, but initial reports indicate that it is partly related to shifting exports away from weak markets in Egypt and diverting excess production to China.

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Comment by Helge Keitel on April 16, 2014 at 12:58am

Päämajaan tulee informaatioseinä, jolla visualisoimme tapahtumien kulkua. Visual Management.

Comment by Helge Keitel on April 16, 2014 at 12:51am

Haasteena on saada sisäinen yhteistyö toimimaan saumattomasti. Jokaisella organisaatiolla, työryhmällä ja toimikunnalla on oma sisäinen dynamiikkansa.

Comment by Helge Keitel on April 4, 2014 at 6:57pm

Me palvelemme!


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