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Archives: 2019

STTC Conference considers links between FLEGT licenses and forest certification

To rebuild share in the European market, the tropical wood sector must exploit emerging opportunities from the synergies between the [...]

John Deere starts to cut jobs as it expects sales of the construction and forestry equipment to drop by 15%

Deere & Co. is laying off 57 workers at its Davenport manufacturing plant, saying reduced building activity is expected to [...]

Romania’s Government considers banning wood exports outside the EU

More than half of Romania’s wood exports go outside the European Union (EU), official statistics show. Romanian timber and [...]

Analysis of the Russia wood pellet market

Wood pellet production in Russia has steadily increased over the past decade, largely driven by exports to Europe where European [...]

Russia surpasses Canada and becomes world’s largest softwood lumber exporter in 2019

Russia has surpassed Canada to become the world’s largest exporter of softwood lumber in 2019 and is on track [...]

Sawlog prices falling in most major markets around the world in 3Q/2019

A plentiful supply of logs coupled with declining demand moved sawlog prices downward in most major markets around the world [...]

Belarus to commission six pellet factories in H1/2020 aiming to become a major exporter in the wood pellet industry

The Forestry Ministry in Belarus intends to commission six factories to make wood pellets in the regions in H1 2020 [...]

Dieffenbacher sees continued high demand from wood-based panel industry

Wood recycling plants for the wood-based panels industry were the main driver of Dieffenbacher’s recycling business in 2019 [...]

US wood products industry pleads for relief from impact of trade dispute

US wood products industry groups have seen a dramatic negative impact on business since the start of the trade dispute [...]