Archives: June 2017

10% decline in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawnwood decreased by 10% to 180,000 MT in the first quarter of 2017. After a [...]

UPM to invest EUR 30 million into Kaukas pulp mill in Finland

UPM invests into the efficiency and competitiveness improvement of its Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland. According to the announcement [...]

Chinese demand for Russian sawnwood at historical levels

On May 12th, 2017, the Russian government expanded the list of forest products, which are subject to the requirements of [...]

Century Plyboards acquires Huesoulin Wood Processing Factory in Laos

Century Ply (Singapore) Pte, a subsidiary of Century Plyboards, has acquired 49% stake in Huesoulin Wood Processing Factory. According to [...]

Langerlo power plant conversion to wood pellets fails

    Graanul Invest acquired last year one of Belgium's biggest coal plants and announced it would [...]

Chile and Brazil, potential lumber import markets for the US

The Trump administration is expected to bring the total tax duties on Canadian lumber imports to 30% later this month [...]

Drax considers switching to gas instead of wood pellets for its remaining coal units

Drax, UK's biggest power producer, takes into consideration the conversion of its remaining coal-fired power units to gas [...]

Chilean forestry group Arauco places bid for Brazilian pulpmaker Eldorado

Chilean forestry group Arauco, one of the world's largest pulp producers, confirmed on the 16th of June that it [...]

Downward trend in EU imports of tropical logs

After a brief recovery in 2015 and stasis in 2016, the downward trend in EU imports of tropical logs resumed [...]

Södra, Derome and Nordströms Group sign supply agreement

Last week, Södra, Derome and Nordströms Group signed a multi-year agreement for interior wood products. The agreement [...]