Archives: April 2014

Wood pellet exports from North America to Europe doubled in two years

North America exported wood pellets valued at over 650 million dollars in 2013, a dramatic increase of more than 250 [...]

Chinese plywood demanded by Europe in 2014

EU imports of Chinese hardwood plywood dipped again 2013 in December, due partly to the European Christmas holiday season and [...]

Metsä wants to invest €1,1 billion in next-generation bio-product mill

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is planning to build a bio-product mill in the existing mill area in [...]

China invests big in Russia’s timber processing industry

During 2014, Chinese investors will launch the first phase of a major Siberian timber complex, 'part of a push by [...]

China’s Luyuan buys complete MDF plant from Siempelkamp

Siempelkamp Maschinen-und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG managed to sell a a complete thin MDF/HDF production plant to [...]

Wood pellets’ prices in Poland: 2013 and Q1/2014

Poland has produced about 600,000 tons of wood pellets in 2013. Along with imports, the Polish wood pellets market [...]

Exports of pellets and wood chips decline sharply in Sweden

In 2013, Sweden's exports of pellets declined by 17 % to 285 000 m³f ub (cubic metre solid volume [...]

Exports in Finland’s forest industry expected to rise in 2014 and 2015

The world economic growth and a slight economic recovery in Europe will improve the outlook for the Finnish forest industry [...]

Softwood exports to China tripled by European sawmills in 2013

After a slowdown in 2012, China's expanding housing market has driven up its demand for logs and timber this [...]

Wood and furniture in Spain up to 9,5% exports in 2013

Spanish wood and furniture industry exports grew by 9,5% in 2013, with total sales worth EUR 2,770.5 [...]