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European market for tropical wood slows again

Although overall economic conditions are improving in Europe, growth in key countries and sectors for the tropical hardwood sector is [...]

SY Energy starts test runs on South Korea’s largest wood pellet plant

SY Energy performs test runs on its new wood pellets production facility in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do province.  The [...]

FSC plans to reach global market share of 20% by 2020

The first estimates of FSC’s presence in the forest products supply chain are now available for 2016. The FSC [...]

India’s timber demand drops by 40% after GST implementation

After the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) earlier this month in India, the demand for timber has taken [...]

20,000 plus FLEGT licenses issued in Indonesia

Since the launch of the FLEGT Indonesia license scheme on November 15, 2016 Indonesia has issued 20,778 licenses for [...]

Japan’s Sumitomo acquires stake in Canadian wood pellet producer

Sumitomo Corporation has acquired 47.6% of the shares of the wood pellet manufacturer Pacific BioEnergy Corporation and made its [...]

Plywood manufacturers in India set to shut down production due to GST

All plywood units in Yamunanagar and Jagadhri were set to go on indefinite strike starting 14th of July on account [...]

The EU timber license might help Indonesian small-scale furniture exporters access global markets

Once that Indonesia started issuing FLEGT (Forest, Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) licenses in November 2016, timber exports may enter [...]

Södra sees demand for Swedish wood increasing globally

Global demand for Swedish wood is constantly rising. In the first half of 2017, Södra delivered sawn timber to [...]

US hardwood exports to SEA and Greater China see strong growth in Q1/2017

US hardwood exports maintained upward momentum in the first quarter of 2017, with a strong gain Southeast Asia (SEA) and [...]