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Kronospan to invest € 200 million in its Chirk, Wales plant

   Kronospan is investing € 200 million in its site in Chirk, Wales as part of its Vision 2020 program [...]

Challenging market for European sawmills

The fourth quarter was disappointing many European sawmills, but a more balanced market can be expected. The market for sawn [...]

Mild weather impacts Södra’s harvesting planning

   Mild weather during the autumn and winter period has impacted harvesting operations in some parts of Södra [...]

U.S. wood pellet exports reach 7 million tons in 2019

   U.S. exported 541,893.4 metric tons of wood pellets in December, bringing total pellet exports for [...]

French government to require 50% timber in all new public buildings

     As part of the French governments push for sustainable urban development all new public buildings financed [...]

Brexit, a growing problem for the German furniture industry

   Brexit is becoming an increasing problem for the German furniture industry.    "Already since 2016 [...]

Europe surpasses Canada to become China’s second softwood lumber supplier

   Europe is now the second softwood lumber supplier to China; with a 60% yoy increase in deliveries.  [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices in December 2019

   In December 2019, the average price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 53.1 per cubic meter [...]

Finland’s forest industry output impacted by the global economic downturn

    Out of the main product groups in Finland's forest industry, paper, board, lumber and plywood [...]