Archives: December 2014

Italy wants to double vat on wood pellets

The Italian government plans to increase the VAT on wood pellets from a current 10% to 22%. With the new [...]
December 18, 2014 Daily News / Wood pellets / Europe / Global

German wood pellets prices stable in December

The price of wood pellets in Germany remains stable at a low level in December. As the German Energy Wood [...]

Sawlog prices fell worldwide in the 3Q

Sawlog prices were lower in the 3Q in most of the 20 regions that are the basis for the Global [...]

Japan: Wood imports costs higher due to the depreciation of the yen

The recent rapid and significant depreciation of the yen since late October pushes cost of all the imported commodity sharply [...]

Portucel plans to enter wood pellet business

Portucel S.A informs that it will develop the construction of a wood pellet manufacturing facility in the United States [...]

Metsä Wood increases sawn timber sales in Asia

Metsä Wood has signed a cooperation agreement with Itochu Group with the aim of increasing sales in the Asian market [...]

Russian plywood consumption drops

The Russian wood-based panel company Sveza Group complains that a decline in consumption in the Russian market along with [...]
December 11, 2014 Daily News / Global Trends / Wood flooring / Global / Russia

Kährs Group expands wood flooring production capacity in Romania

Kährs Group, a Swedish wood and resilient flooring manufacturer, will increase hardwood flooring production capacity in the existing production [...]

Georgia-Pacific expands LVL production

Georgia-Pacific will invest approximately US$6 million at its Thorsby, Alabama, engineered lumber operations to expand production capacity of [...]

German Pellets signs supply contract of over 5 mil. tons of wood pellets

This week, German Pellets signed a further supply contract with a European power-plant operator. The contract has a term [...]