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Archives: October 2017

EU hardwood logs exports to China increase almost 10 times this year

  During January-July 2017, the European Union countries have significantly increased their hardwood exports to China. Overall, the [...]

Setra invests SEK 300 million in Hasselfors sawmill

    Setra is investing in a new trim saw with integrated planing machine at its mill in [...]

Stora Enso invests EUR 94 million in renewable materials

Stora Enso will invest EUR 94 million to grow in renewable materials and to increase competitiveness in consumer board and [...]

UPM boosts production capacity at Chudovo plywood mill in Russia

Following growth investments in Finland and Estonia over the past few years, UPM expands its Chudovo plywood mill in Russia [...]

Japanese Sumitomo acquires 48% share in B.C. wood-pellet producer

A wood pellet manufacturing plant from Prince George (2nd largest in Canada), has recently sold 48% stake in the company [...]

US hardwood exports to China market set new record

A strong performance for the US hardwood markets in Mainland China and Vietnam resulted in a 25.6% exports increase [...]

Malaysian plywood prices on an upward trend

Due to a strong demand for tropical plywood products, Japanese companies are paying more money for these wood products, including [...]

Södra increases softwood prices

The strategic investments in Södra’s mills have now led to higher fibre consumption, as demand for softwood pulpwood [...]

European lumber consumption shows positive outlook

A generally good outlook for the three UNECE subregions (Europe, Russia and North America), in combination with favourable markets in [...]