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Archives: 2018

A new market segment for Swedish sawmills in China

China does not have a well-developed quality system with third-party controls like the Nordic quality system NTR, which [...]

9% rise in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

Despite a slow start to the year, EU imports of tropical sawnwood were 539,000 MT in the first nine [...]

Norske Skog to double wood pellets capacity at facility in New Zealand

The Norske Skog group has decided to invest about A$ 7 million ($5 million) to upgrade the Nature’s Flame [...]

Austria: Softwood lumber prices on a downward trend in November

In November, most softwood lumber assortments in Austria are on a declining price trend. The only exception is the price [...]

Lumber exports from Belarus continue booming trend in Q3

In the third quarter of this year, Belarusian exporters sold 859,000 m³ of lumber worth US $ 93.7 million [...]

Central/West Africa: Downward pressure on FOB tropical logs prices

Central/ West African producers report a slight easing of sawnwood and log FOB prices (Euro basis) being offered by buyers [...]

EU imports of tropical logs pick up pace in third quarter

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered ground in the first nine months [...]

China regained share of US plywood market

US imports of hardwood plywood fell by 9% in September with an across-the-board decline in both volume and [...]

ENplus certification for wood pellets to launch its revision process

The European Pellet Council (EPC), governing body of the ENplus® certification for wood pellets, has announced the launch of a [...]

US softwood lumber prices keep on rising

A mostly measured sales pace was reported across the most of US framing lumber species last week. Modest upward momentum [...]