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US hardwood producers looking to sell more to India

According to the latest statistics, U.S. hardwood lumber shipped to India from January to August of this year increased [...]

BC company signs major deal to export wood pellets to Japan

A British Columbia company has signed an agreement to provide 100,000 tonnes of wood pellets to fuel a biomass [...]

Sarawak’s wood products exports down 12% in the first nine months

The export value of Sarawak’s wood products has decreased by 12 percent in the first nine months of the [...]

Vietnam’s Donghwa orders a new Siempelkamp MDF press

Dongwha, Asia's largest producer of engineered wood from Korea, is securing the "longest MDF press in Asia" for the [...]

Surge in foreign investment from China in Vietnam’s wood processing sector

The surge in the number of new FDI projects into Vietnam’s wood processing sector continues. Most of the investment [...]

Netherlands’ rising influence in EU tropical timber trade

The Netherlands has traditionally played an important role as a driver of tropical timber demand in the EU.    [...]

Japan’s consumption of wood pellets is expected to reach 20 million tons by 2030

Japan's hunger for wood pellets seems to be unstoppable at the moment. By 2025, the country's consumption of [...]

Woodrise International Congress closes on a positive note

The second edition of the Woodrise International Congress came to a close on 4 October on a very positive note [...]

Vietnam forestry products exports up 18.1% in the first nine months of 2019

Forestry exports were estimated to exceed 7.93 billion USD in the first 9 months of 2019, up 18.1 [...]

Indonesian timber and furniture industry seeks to take advantage of the US-China trade war

The Indonesian government is mulling over banking on its timber and furniture industry to seize the momentum amid the ongoing [...]