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Archives: 2019

Romania plans to ban the exports of logs

Romania's ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) has announced the intention to file a bill to ban the export of [...]

U.S. hardwood lumber exports to China drop 40% in Q1/2019

Hardwood lumber exports from U.S. to China fell 39.8% y-o-y to 352.0 thousand m3 in [...]

Booming roundwood prices in Norway

Following a favourable 2018 for the Norwegian forest industry, when a total of 10.7 million cubic metres of roundwood [...]

Russia: RFP Group plans to build a second wood pellet plant

RFP Group plans to build a second pellet plant with a capacity of about 70 thousand tons per year  [...]

Sharp drop in US lumber prices

The US lumber market took a step back after showing signs in prior weeks that it might break out of [...]

West Fraser to curtail production at two sawmills in BC

West Fraser announced temporary production curtailments for a duration of approximately two weeks at two British Columbia sawmills: Chasm and [...]

Massive Chinese investments in wood product plants in Russia’s Far East

China Forestry Group Corporation (CFGC) will build mills in the Russian Far East to supply wood products for China.   [...]

Wood pellet prices drop sharply in Germany

The price of wood pellets in Germany dropped by 4.1% in May compared to the previous month.   [...]

Italian Florian Group to build a wood pellet plant in Croatia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is granting Italian wood processor Florian SpA a € 5 million loan to [...]

EU tropical timber imports rising since mid-2018

Total value of tropical wood imports into the EU increased slightly in 2018, although at a slower rate than imports [...]