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UK housing developers discontinuing cross-laminated timber for high residential units

Swan is the latest housing developer to join the list of developers evaluating concrete and steel alternative for residential units [...]

Germany has now some of the world lowest pulpwood prices due to insect and storm damages

In Germany, softwood pulplog prices have experienced a dramatic decline the past year because of an oversupply of low-grade [...]

Sweden sends a record batch of softwood lumber to the United States

Last week, the ship MS Saga Faith, loaded with lumber in the amount of more than 65 thousand cubic meters [...]

Segezha Group acquires Finnish sawmill

The Segezha Group has acquired Karelian Wood Company, a sawmill owned by Pin Arctic Oy in Kostomuksha in the Republic [...]

Sharp drop in export of hardwoods to China has important implications for American hardwoods in Europe

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Illegal Myanmar teak seized in the Netherlands

In the first raid of its kind, Dutch police have seized a large quantity of Myanmar teak in the Netherlands [...]

Global outlook for wood pellet prices

The price of pellets will be heavily influenced by long-term contracts for wood pellets. In fact, the volatility of [...]

Sawlog prices fallen substantially in Central Europe makes the sawmilling sector in the region more competitive

Sawlog prices fell throughout the world in 2019 with European prices declining the most, resulting in a more competitive sawmilling [...]

Growth in the European parquet market flat in 2019

The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) estimates that the overall consumption figures on the European parquet market for [...]

Eastward shift in European hardwood consumption

EU-wide sawn hardwood consumption was around 9.98 million m3 in 2018, 3% more than in 2017. EU sawn [...]