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Current state of China’s log import market

While it appears that the upward pressure on shipping prices has abated, the China log demand has come off  from [...]

Estonian market sees sharp timber shortage as 30% of supply is now missing

    Due to the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus, Estonia is missing 30 percent of the [...]

Germany: Rise in spruce log prices eases

In January 2022, the German producer price indices for spruce only partially continued the upward trend that had been going [...]

EU plans to expand sanctions on Russia, including wood import ban

The European Commission proposed on Tuesday to EU nations sweeping new sanctions against Russia, including banning imports of coal, wood [...]

EU Commission opens in-depth investigation on Kronospan-Pfleiderer deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Pfleiderer Polska by Kronospan, under [...]

Drax opens second pellet plant in Alabama

UK's Drax Group has opened a new pellet plant at Demopolis in Alabama. At full capacity the plant at [...]

China’s plywood exports hit record high

China’s plywood exports hit a record high According to China Customs plywood exports were 12.35 million cubic metres [...]

Forecast: Effects of the Ukraine war on the Finnish forest sector

The most significant consequences of the war for the Finnish forest sector are the cessation of timber imports. About 13 [...]

Availability of wood products to be greatly disrupted in the Netherlands

The Royal Association of Dutch Timber Companies (VVNH) has concluded that the ever-increasing package of sanctions against Russia and [...]