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Archives: August 2017

US: Rising home prices and countervailing duties hit housing market

Housing starts increased 8% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000, according to the US [...]

SY Energy starts test runs on South Korea’s largest wood pellet plant

SY Energy performs test runs on its new wood pellets production facility in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do province.  The [...]

FSC plans to reach global market share of 20% by 2020

The first estimates of FSC’s presence in the forest products supply chain are now available for 2016. The FSC [...]

Egger Group reports stable results for the business year 2016/2017

The Egger Group announced a positive development of key indicators during the annual press conference, which took place on 27th [...]

Germany: Wood pellets production up by 24% in H1/2017

German pellet producers have significantly increased their production output in 2017, as compared to the previous year.     [...]

Södra to boost Långasjö sawmill production capacity

Södra is currently investing over SEK 100 million in the Långasjö sawmill and at the middle of July [...]

Costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward in the past year

The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year with the US and Canadian [...]

Significant increase in US wooden furniture imports

US wooden furniture imports grew 11% in May to US$1.63 billion. Year-to-date imports were up 10 [...]

China: Thousands of wood-based panel mills cease operation

It has been reported that nearly 3,000 wood-based panel enterprises in Wen’an County, Langfang City, Hebei province [...]

The softwood market in the UK shows signs of slowing down this summer

    The softwood market in the UK decreased as the trade during July was tempered by the [...]