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Trends and development of the European wood pellet market in 2018

In terms of growth and pricing, 2018 was one of the strongest years for the global wood pellet market in [...]

New record in Chinese softwood log imports; New Zealand, top supplier

China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at [...]

North American wood pellets gain ground in EU

North American wood pellets exports to the European Union countries grew sharply in 2018, as UK's hunger for pellets [...]

Germany: Wood products prices round-up; February 2019

In February, the German producer price index for wood products has registered a high degree of stagnation as compared to [...]

Austria: Wood pellets prices in March 2019

The price of wood pellets in Austria is higher in March 2019 as compared to March 2018. The price currently [...]

Wintersteiger to acquire Serra

Wintersteiger AG has purchased Serra Maschinenbau GmbH in Rimsting am Chiemsee, Germany, with retroactive effect to January 1, 2019. Serra [...]

Lack of demand determine SonaeArauco and Tarkett to close laminate JV in Germany

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco announced the intention to cease the operations of their joint venture LaminatePark GmbH & Co. KG [...]

Metsä Wood starts test phase for its new Kerto LVL line

Metsä Wood has started test runs on the new 65,000 cubic meter Kerto LVL line at the Punkaharju mill [...]

China: New OSB plant to start production in 2020

    Work to build a new Chinese OSB factory for wood-based materials manufacturer Jiangsu Hui Dian [...]

IKEA close to enter the Mexican market

IKEA is exploring locations in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to open its first store in the country.   [...]