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Archives: 2019

Canadian OSB exports doubled over the last 5 years

In 2018 Canadian OSB exports increased even more significantly than in previous years. A volume of 7.65 million m [...]

Germany leads Europe in wood pellet production

In 2018, Germany confirmed its leading position in Europe as a producer of wood pellets. This is followed by Sweden [...]

Forecast: Prices and export volumes for Finland’s pine and spruce sawnwood expected to fall this year

Lumber production in Finland grew slightly last year. Domestic consumption grew, but as the exports declined, sawnwood stocks in Finnish [...]

Booming Vietnamese economy as Chinese companies flee out of China to avoid trade war

The U.S. trade war with Beijing continues to boost the Vietnamese economy as companies dodge tariffs by relocating production [...]

LIGNA 2019: Primary wood industry out in force

The LIGNA show in Hannover, Germany, is back again from 27 to 31 May this year with another roundup of [...]

SCA completes acquisition of Latvian Forestry Company

SCA has acquired Latvian Forest Company’s forest and land assets in Latvia, in total 10 000 hectares for the [...]

2018 prices of softwood logs rose in Sweden and Estonia; Central European spruce oversupply dropped prices

In Sweden, softwood logs prices rose moderately throughout 2018. The nominal average price of spruce logs rose by eight per [...]

China: 25 new particleboard plants put into operation in 2018 with 4 mil. m3 added capacity

The production capacity of China's fiberboard and particleboard is constantly changing. Some new production lines are put into construction [...]

Brazil: Wood products exports on the rise in February

In February 2019, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 3.2% in value compared [...]

Berlin aims to become timber construction center

Berlin wants to become timber construction center: DeSH welcomes decision in the House of Representatives    On [...]