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Archives: September 2018

Overview of the current European wood pellet production capacities

With a production of about 14.3 MMT in 2017, about fifty percent of global production, the EU is the [...]

Subdued EU tropical timber imports in 2018

EU imports of tropical wood products have been subdued so far in 2018 with little sign yet of any rebound [...]

Vietnam’s wood industry to benefit from US-China trade war

The trade war between the U.S. and China officially started on 6 July after the U.S. started imposing [...]

The German sawmill industry in a stronger position in 2018

The German sawmill industry closed 2017 with a positive result. Above all the good 4th quarter dominated the annual result [...]

The bark beetle infestation is ravaging European forests

A bark beetle infestation is currently ravaging forests in Central and some Northern European countries. Reports from Germany, The Czech [...]

China hits back with duties on US starting September 24; list of wood products updated

In response to US measures, China will overtax products imported from that country. The Chinese Government Customs Tariff Commission has [...]

Ghana’s half year wood exports show positive growth

Ghana exported a total volume of 173,899 cu.m of wood products during the first half of 2018 and [...]

Chinese Q1/2018 imports of logs up 14% in volume and 25% in value

China’s log imports in the first quarter of 2018 totalled 14.38 million cubic metres valued at US$2 [...]

Indonesia to improve FLEGT licensing procedures

Indonesia has taken several measures in recent months to improve procedures relating to FLEGT licences — the export licences that attest [...]