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Finland: Pulp industry shows record results

Global mega-trends are expected to provide Finland's thriving pulp production sector with a buffer against future recessions. The [...]

Sharp rise in Brazilian exports of wood-based products

In November 2018, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 24% in value compared to November [...]

Romania: Higher standing timber prices revealed by recent auctions

In January, a new round of auctions for standing timber was held by the Romanian Forestry Agency (Romsilva), after the [...]

SCA to acquire 10 000 hectares of forest land in Latvia

SCA and Latvian Forest Company have signed a letter of intent for SCA to acquire 10 000 hectares of forest [...]

Norbord reports record earnings in 2018

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $724 million for the full-year 2018 compared to $672 million in 2017 on [...]

Japan seeks to boost wood pellet imports from Canada

Japan is studying the potential for a seismic increase in wood pellet imports from western Canada – especially from British Columbia [...]

Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy to reach United Nations and Paris Agreement goals

Last December, the Commission published a progress report on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy, discussed by the European [...]

More US hardwood likely to be diverted to Europe

The on-going trade dispute between the US and China may lead to an increase in tariffs on US hardwood [...]

SCA Wood considers merger in France with ISB

SCA Wood France and the French company Innovation Solutions Bois, ISB, are considering a merger of its operations on wood [...]

European wood flooring sales slow

Based on information obtained from its member companies and national associations, FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet Industry - estimates [...]