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Archives: July 2014

Swedish lumber exports trend back to Europe

In the first quarter of 2014, Swedish sawmills exported about 3 million cubic meters of sawn and planed lumber, 8 [...]

Largest wood pellet plant in Europe ceases activity due to overproduction

According to Whatwood (WW), Vyborg Timber Corporation (VLK) will temporary suspend wood pellets manufacturing as a cause of overproduction, the [...]

Slowing in UK’s wood pellet imports

After they have more than doubled last year, UK's imports of wood pellets have slowed down in the first [...]

Wood-based panel capacity falls in North America

The capacity of the North American wood-based panel manufacturers has declined from January 2013 to January 2014 by 4 [...]

Revenues of Canadian sawmills forecast to grow 10% this year

Sawmills and wood production industry in Canada has experienced challenging demand conditions over the past five years due to a [...]

Upturn in EU furniture production

The latest Eurostat data indicates that total EU furniture production in the first quarter of 2014 was running at around [...]

Valutec delivers progressive kiln to Finnish sawmill

Valutec has sold a progressive kiln, with a maximum capacity of 40,000 m3, to Pölkky’s sawmill in [...]

World furniture production doubled in the last decade

World production of furniture was worth about US$ 437 billion in 2013 (in current dollars at producer prices), doubling the [...]

Finnish softwood lumber exports up 17%

In the first quarter of 2014, Finnish softwood lumber exports increased in volume by 17% as compared to the same [...]