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Archives: July 2020

Survey shows pellet producers negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

   75% of certified producers have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    A [...]

EGGER’s turnover increased by 3.4 percent, with almost EUR 300 million invested

   The EGGER Group, with headquarters in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria, has completed the first half of its [...]

Vietnamese woodchip prices crash – weak demand in Japan blamed

   Woodchip producers in many provinces of Vietnam are suffering from rapidly declining prices.     Last [...]

Germany breaks new pellet production record in the first half of the year

   Despite the corona crisis, in the first half of 2020, Germany produced 1.502 million tonnes of wood [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices partially moderate as plywood go down

Once again the movement of plywood prices, slightly down, let’s us know what will likely happen with North American [...]

Siempelkamp to deliver four new drum dryers to Highland Pellets

Büttner, the energy and drying systems subsidiary of Siempelkamp, will deliver four new drum dryers to the American pellet [...]

Exports of Latvian timber industry are expected to fall this year; US market an opportunity

   The volume of exports of companies in the Latvian wood industry sector could decrease in general this year [...]

Chinese wood processing companies severely impacted by slow demand abroad

   78% of China's wood processing companies currently are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the resumption [...]

China is now the leading market for Brazilian particleboard

In the first semester of 2020 (6M-2020) China became the main export market for the Brazilian particleboard / MDP (PB [...]

IKEA to invest 150 million euros in Spain

IKEA announced an investment of around 150 million euros in the next 3 years in an expansion and transformation plan [...]