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Archives: December 2018

Global wood pellet trade picked up strongly in 2018 after years of moderate growth

2018 was one of the strongest years for the global wood pellet market in terms of growth and pricing.  [...]

Brazilian Berneck S. A. Painéis e Serrados to invest in a new MDF production line

Berneck S. A. Painéis e Serrados placed an order for a Generation 9 ContiRoll® NEO for its new location [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber down in 2018

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period [...]

Metsa Group starts to export sawn timber to China by train

A block train packed with 41 containers of sawn timber left Kouvola, eastern Finland Tuesday and headed to Xi'an [...]

Consequences of the US China trade war on the wood products markets

Since September 24, the US imposed 10% duties on Chinese wood products while China imposed 5 or 10% duties on [...]

Chinese imports of hardwood chips reach record high in the 3Q/2018

Chinese pulpmills have continued to increase importation of hardwood chips throughout 2018, and import volumes reached a new record high [...]

Georgia-Pacific breaks ground for planned US$135M lumber facility in Georgia

Georgia‐Pacific this week broke ground for planned US$135M lumber facility in Warrenton, Georgia.     The [...]

Rules for US ash lumber exports to the EU have changed

Starting December 18, 2018 the rules for shipping ash lumber originating from Canada and the United States has changed.  [...]

Obstacles and opportunities in EU sawn hardwood market

The consensus amongst hardwood importers interviewed during December is that the current state of trade across the EU is satisfactory [...]

EU calls on Ukraine to lift the roundwood export ban

The European Union has called on Ukraine to lift the moratorium on the export of roundwood, as well as to [...]