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New timber trading centre opens in China

Lanshan Port will become significant timber trading centre in Northern China as a result of State Forestry Administration (SFA) approval [...]
November 13, 2015 Daily News / Lumber / China / Global

Kronospan takes over Danish particleboard manufacturer Novopan

The Kronospan Group has acquired all shares of the Danish particleboard manufacturer Novopan Træindustri as of November 6, 2015 [...]

EPAL warns against fake Ukrainian Euro pallets

The European Pallet Association e.V. is warning against counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets from Ukraine, which have been in circulation [...]
November 12, 2015 Daily News / Sawmilling / Europe / Global

Rising New Zealand log export prices on lower Chinese inventories

New Zealand log export prices increased slightly in October on lower inventories in Chinese ports and a rise in demand [...]

European parquet market stable

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry met on 20 October 2015 and discussed amongst [...]

Weyerhaeuser buys Plum Creek to create world’s biggest timber company

Weyerhaeuser is buying Plum Creek for US$8.44 billion to form the world's biggest timberland and forest products [...]

October log prices in Central/West Africa

In the two weeks to the end of October Central and West African FOB prices remain largely unchanged with just [...]

China: Wooden building materials receive more promotion

China's Ministries of Industry and Housing have developed an action plan to promote the production and use of green [...]

Finland: Roundwood trade expected to pick up next year

The drop in Finland’s sawnwood production this year will have an effect on domestic roundwood removals and trade. The [...]

Should EU stop support for biomass subsidies?

As bioenergy hits 60 per cent of the renewable energy consumed in the EU, a new briefing by forest NGO [...]