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Greenpeace to withdraw from FSC

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]

Russia might start forest products exports to UAE

During the Dubai WoodShow (12-14 March 2018), Russian enterprises presented their products at a joint stand, organized by Russian [...]

Softwood lumber global demand reached record-high in 2017

Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017, as demand for wood continued to increase in the [...]

Mega construction projects in UAE push wood products demand in the region

The demand for wood and wood related products in the United Arab Emirates are driven by planned and ongoing construction [...]

Total exports of US hardwood lumber and veneer to the MENA region amount to $96.74 million in 2017

Total exports of U.S. hardwood lumber and veneer to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region including Pakistan [...]

Dubai WoodShow 2018 will host exhibitors from more than 100 countries

The Dubai International Wood and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition will be held in Dubai from March 12 to 14 at the [...]

EU tropical timber imports drop sharply in 2017

European timber businesses suggest a range of factors that may explain the apparent dichotomy between good underlying demand for hardwoods [...]

Enviva signs 10-year contract to supply wood pellets to Japanese plant

Enviva Partners LP has released the company's Q4/2017 financial results on the 22nd of February and announced it [...]

Upswing in EU timber consumption not benefitting tropical suppliers

Sawn hardwood distributors in Europe are reporting good levels of activity but this has yet to feed through into a [...]

Timber exports from Malaysia will increase by 5% in 2018

Timber exports from Malaysia are forecast to increase by 5% in 2018, from RM 23.22 billion in 2017, due [...]