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EU “Green Deal” creates new opportunities for timber

The Green Deal, published on 11 December 2019 by the new European Commission and adopted by the European Parliament on [...]

Global wood consumption in 2019, the lowest of the decade

   The growth in global wood consumption has increased by only 0.3% in 2019, the lowest rate in [...]

Stora Enso’s sales drop in 2019; cites challenging market conditions

    Despite achieving a turnover in excess of €10bn, each of Stora Enso’s group operations – packaging [...]

UPM to invest more than half a billion euros into a biorefinery in Germany

UPM plans to enter the biochemicals business by investing in a biorefinery at Leuna, Germany.    The [...]

“Greta effect” evident at European trade shows in opening weeks of 2020

   The IMM Cologne and the Domotex flooring show in Hamburg were the key events for the European wood [...]

Sweden: Roundwood prices continued to increase during 2019

   Roundwood prices in Sweden have increased in 2019, marking two years consecutive rise;   Pulpwood prices increased [...]

Bark beetle outbreak – report from the Baltic states

   As compared to the bark beetle outbreak in Central Europe, the situation in the Baltic states is stable [...]

Study: Buildings can become carbon sink if wood replaces cement, steel

Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and [...]

450% rise in European softwood logs export to China; prices down sharply

   15 million m3 of softwood logs have been exported from Europe to China from January to October 2019 [...]