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Archives: March 2018

Finnish wood pellets production grew significantly in 2017

Finnish wood pellets production amounted to 324,000 tonnes during 2017, one fifth more than in 2016 and the third [...]

Wood products imported to China are checked for toxins starting March

The China National General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has announced a new regulation aimed at eliminating potentially [...]

EU plywood imports decreased by 7% during 2017

The total EU plywood imports in 2017 were down by 7%, to 2.159 million metric tonnes (MT). The decrease [...]

Segezha’s new plywood mill in Russia ready to start production

Vyatsky Plywood Mill (subsidiary of Segezha Group) has almost competed the commissioning of the second stage of the plywood mill [...]

Sales for Arauco increased by 10% during 2017

Arauco’s consolidated sales for the year reached USD 5,238.3 million an increase of 10% compared to the [...]

Biesse Middle East gets EUR 1.3 million contracts at Dubai Woodshow 2018

Biesse Middle East has signed contracts worth more than Euro 1.3 million euros at the Dubai Woodshow. The 13th [...]

Rising prices for softwood lumber in Austria in February

Prices for softwood lumber in Austria rose again in February. The increase compared to January is on average between EUR [...]

Russia dominates China’s sawn softwood imports

According to data from China’s Custom, total sawnwood imports from Russia amounted to 15.58 million cubic metres in [...]

EU associations push for higher plywood quality standards

Timber trade associations in two leading EU importing countries have recently been pushing forward plywood quality, performance and legality initiatives [...]

Greenpeace to withdraw from FSC

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]