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Germany: Summer price for wood pellets in June

As well as in May, in June the price of wood pellets in Germany fell from the previous month by [...]

Europe’s “zero deforestation” policies: an opportunity for tropical timber?

Increasingly the twin concepts of “zero deforestation” and “embodied deforestation” lie at the heart of European policy making, both in [...]

Sonae-Arauco to cease laminate operations in Horn, Germany

GHP Glunz Holzwerkstoffproduktions - GmbH (“GHP”) intends to cease all operations at its Horn Bad Meinberg site in Germany by the [...]

Sweden: Collapse in softwood lumber exports to China compensated with booming deliveries to Egypt

Sweden increased softwood lumber exports to Egypt by 68.2% y-o-y in first quarter 2019 to 365.6 [...]

UPM’s sawmills are running at full speed

UPM Timber welcomed Aki Temmes, 41, to the position of Senior Vice President of Business in late April. He transferred [...]

Södra expands drying capabillity in Sweden to address bottleneck and prepare for new CLT facility

Södra chose Heinola to supply new Progressive kilns for the sawmill in Värö, Sweden. Heinola will deliver two [...]

Falling orders for the Italian woodworking machinery in Q1/2019

According to the Acimall (Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association) Studies Office, the first quarter 2019 showed an overall [...]

France: Prices for oak logs start to fall after years of sharp rise

There are significant changes in the French oak market. This can be noticed by examining the results (see table below [...]

Record logging of 26 million m3 in the Czech Republic as a result of the bark beetle calamity

In 2018, logging in the Czech Republic increased to 25.7 million m3 . That is the highest value in the [...]

Metsä Wood inaugurates new Kerto LVL line in Finland

Metsä Wood, the Wood Products Industry of Metsä Group, inaugurated the new Kerto® LVL line in Punkaharju, Finland. The decision [...]