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China: More wood panel mills closed due to environmental regulations

Because of the new environmental regulations many wood processing mills in the Manzhouli, Suifenhe and Erlianhot areas have stopped production [...]

Raute to deliver plywood mill to Russia’s Segezha Group

Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately EUR 58 million from Segezha Group to Russia.    The [...]

Steady rise in prices of Russian wood pellets sent to Europe; exports up by 32%

The average price of Russian wood pellets sent to the European Union countries in January-July has increased by almost [...]

The European Panel Federation criticizes VOC requirements introduced in Germany

The European Wood-based Panel Federation (EPF) raises the alarm against the current threat to European harmonisation and progress posed [...]

Finland: Prices for pine and spruce sawlogs on a falling trend

Pine and spruce sawlog prices in Finland are on a falling trend in August 2019, both as compared to the [...]

Stora Enso to close Kitee sawmill by the end of the year

Stora Enso will consolidate its spruce timber production at its mill in Varkaus, Finland, where spruce timber production has synergies [...]

Timber skyscrapers hold the key to green cities, says top Japan architect

Recent studies have shown the environmental benefits of timber residential developments and in future wooden skyscrapers could hold the key [...]

Finnpulp to raise its investment into a new bioproduct mill in Finland to EUR 1.6 billion

Finnpulp increases its investment assessment in bioproduct mill in Sorsasalo, Kuopio to EUR 1.6 billion, or nearly 200 million [...]

France: Lumber prices for the Q2/2019

FRANCE LUMBER PRICES for the 2nd quarter 2019         Prices 2018-Q2  [...]

Shrinking EU demand for tropical flooring

Total imports of real-wood flooring into the EU increased 6.2% to 29.52 million sq.m in 2018 [...]