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Archives: August 2014

Stable log prices in Finland

In June 2014, roundwood prices in Finland are largely stable with few minor changes. Pine sawlogs are slightly cheaper as [...]

EU softwood lumber exports to Japan fall 25%

In the first four months of 2014, EU lumber exports to Japan have seriously fallen. As Japan is expanding its [...]

EU laminate flooring manufacturers report slow recovery

Europe's laminate flooring sector, while still dominant in global terms, came under considerable pressure during the global financial crises [...]

Sojitz seeks sales expansion of Chinese poplar LVL

Sojitz Building Materials Corporation (Tokyo) will expand sales of Chinese made poplar LVL. Poplar LVL is one of strategic items [...]

Switzerland: Wood pellets price rises in August

In August, the price of wood pellets in Switzerland is unchanged. The average price for a tonne of ENplus pellets [...]

Higher European purchases of Chinese plywood

The decline in EU plywood imports from China recorded last year has been reversed in the first four months of [...]

Main wood pellet consumers in Europe

While the EU produces about fifty percent of world wood pellets production, the EU market represents about seventy of the [...]

Parquet production in Europe down 1.8%

Production of parquet in the 17 countries covered by FEP*, the European parquet association, declined by 1.8% to 67 [...]

Canfor purchases 4 sawmills in US

Canfor Corporation has announced the purchase of the operating assets of Balfour Lumber Company and Beadles Lumber Company. The transaction [...]

Stable wood pellet production in Germany

Nearly 1 million tons of wood pellets were produced in Germany in the first half of the year. As the [...]