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Archives: July 2018

Valutec enters US market

Pleasant River Lumber of Maine, USA, is the first company in North America to invest in TC continuous kilns from [...]

Chinese forestry sector hits record

The total output value of China's forestry industry exceeded 7.1 trillion yuan (1.1 trillion U.S. dollars [...]

France: Européenne de Biomasse to build 120,000 t/yr wood pellet plant

      On 21 June Moret Industries signed a contract worth approximately €50 million to supply [...]

European construction industry loses momentum

The construction industry in Europe is losing some momentum. The rise is expected to increase by 2.7% this year [...]

Myanmar to allow exports of raw timber produced in plantations

Raw timber produced from Myanmar's private forest plantations can now be exported, U Zaw Min, deputy director general of [...]

Rising North American wood pellet feedstock prices driven by higher demand for pellets in Europe and Asia

Wood fiber costs for pellet producers in both Canada and the US were slightly higher in the 1Q/18 than [...]

Canadian retaliatory tariffs include US made plywood and wooden furniture

Starting July 1 Canada imposed a 10% import duty on plywood and upholstered seating furniture made in the U.S [...]

Tourist industry starting to revive Greece’s timber industry

In Greece, the level of timber trade is still restricted following the financial crises which came to a head in [...]

Conifex Timber completes acquisition of US South sawmills; increases capacity by 50%

Conifex Timber, publicly listed softwood forest products company operating in the Northern Interior region of British Columbia, Canada, has completed [...]

Chinese wood companies relocate to Vietnam to avoid US duties

Wood and wooden products manufacturers in China have been imposed 25% tariffs on all exports on the US market, as [...]