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Global trade in softwood lumber driven up by Chinese huge demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

Japan prepares for biomass power plant surge and boosts imports of wood chips

Trading houses and electricity retailers in Japan are currently increasing the imports of wood chips and palm shells due to [...]

IKEA names Jesper Brodin as new CEO

IKEA Group put Jesper Brodin in charge of the development of the Swedish furniture retailer’s product range and supply [...]

Italy: High VAT and black market hold back wood pellet production

The wood pellet production in Italy undergoes reductions due to the market dumping which is at risk every day.  [...]

Up to 18 storeys timber buildings to be allowed in China

China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) issued “Technical standard for multi-storey and high-rise timber [...]

Kronospan plans massive investments in Belarus

Kronospan plans to make more investments in the development of the woodworking industry in Belarus.     Kronospan [...]