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Archives: May 2017

Finnish roundwood prices keep up in March

Finnish roundwood prices have mostly increased in March 2017, as compared to the same period of 2016.    [...]

Austria: Softwood lumber prices recover in April

In April, softwood lumber prices in Austria rose again after a slight decrease in March. The 1-2 EUR/cbm [...]

Rising ocean freight costs modifying global lumber markets dynamics

A key development of the last months or so has been a rapid, unexpected rise in container rates from the [...]

Forecast: Japan’s wood demand and supply in 2017

Japan's Forestry Agency forecasts stable wood demand for 2017, but the housing starts is predicted to 4.4% less [...]

Swedish softwood lumber market expected to see production capacity increases in 2017

The Swedish forest industry is forecast to grow in 2017, especially in pulp, paper and wood products.    [...]

Russian forestry companies more than double profits in 2016

The Russian forest industry reported pre-tax total profit of 173.55 billion rubles ( appr. EUR 2.87 billion) in [...]

Yildiz Entegre to invest EUR 150 million in a new MDF/HDF plant in Romania

Yildiz Entegre plans to open an MDF / HDF plant near Pitesti, Romania. The investment will rise up to nearly EUR [...]

Italian woodworking technology achieves 10.4% growth in 2016; positive outlook for 2017

The Italian woodworking technology sector ended 2016 with a double digit growth of 10.4 per cent year-on-year [...]

India: Plywood mills prepare for impact of tax on competiveness

Indian millers report supplies of logs and veneers are improving. Mills in Northern India are ramping up production and the [...]

Pinnacle Renewable Energy to build a $85 million wood pellet plant in Alberta

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. will soon build its first wood pellet plant outside of British Columbia.     [...]