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Archives: September 2018

European sawn hardwood sector negatively impacted by raw materials’ supply

Production in the sawn hardwood sector has not been showing any significant trends over the last few years. Demand is [...]

German wood products more expensive in July 2018

German producer prices for commercial wood products continued to rise in July 2018. Compared to the previous year, all values [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production rises while Canadian output drops in H1/2018

U.S. sawmills produced 17.758 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first half of 2018, an [...]

Russian-Japanese joint project to build huge wood pellet facilities in Russia’s Far East

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Russia, the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF, launched by [...]

Southwest China to see US$ 3.3 billion investment in timber ports and processing zone

A cooperation and investment agreement was recently signed between China Forestry Group Corporation and the administration in Ba’nan district [...]

Current trends in the Swedish sawmill industry

Sweden is the largest softwood exporter in Europe. 13 million cubic meters are exported of which 8 million cubic meters [...]

Estonia: Prices for roundwood way higher than last year

The prices for roundwood in Estonia stabilized in July. Most of the products are at the levels of the previous [...]

RFP Group to build a new sawmill and wood pellet plant in Russia’s Far East

The Russian timber industry holding RFP Group will build a wood processing plant in Yakutia (Russia's Far East) with [...]

Boise Cascade sells two lumber mills and particleboard operations in Northeast Oregon

Boise Cascade has entered into an agreement with Woodgrain Millwork to sell its northeast Oregon lumber mills in Pilot Rock [...]

India is undergoing a major shift from plywood to MDF

India’s furniture market is undergoing a major shift with a move towards ready-made furniture and a rising preference [...]