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Large Australian wood pellet restarts production after five years

Wood pellet processing plant in Albany, Australia, is set to be recommissioned after five years of care and maintenance.  [...]

New Zealand export log prices keep on rising

New Zealand export log prices generally rose this month, as key fundamentals move in the country's favour.   [...]

The global wood pellets demand forecast shows optimistic scenarios

The industrial wood pellet tonnage demand and spot prices are based on optimistic scenarios in which cofiring or full-firing [...]

New Zealand roundwood prices hit record high

Local log prices in New Zealand have reached new record high in March, due to buoyant demand from sawmills. Thus [...]

Fenglin Group plans to build particleboard plant in New Zealand

New Zealand media informed that the China-based Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group disclosed plans to build a new particle [...]

Global softwood lumber exports reach new record-high in 2016

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12% year-over-year to reach a new record-high of 121 million cu. ft [...]

New record high for globally traded wood chips in 2016

Over the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion [...]

Recovery in New Zealand radiata log exports to China in 2016

Log exports from New Zealand to China have recovered strongly following improved demand over the past year. China is New [...]

Recovery expected for global construction equipment industry in 2017

Global sales of construction equipment are expected to increase seven per cent this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist [...]