Wood trade at record levels in Finland in 2016

Finland's wood trade was held at pace in 2016. The wood purchases from private forests grew by 9% compared [...]

Former Leipzig subsidiaries of the bankrupt German Pellets misteriously turn back to Leibold’s family business

Peter Leibold has created the world market leader for wood pellets, which was German Pellets GmbH. In 2005, the former [...]

FSC publishes revised Chain of Custody Standards

The FSC Board of Directors has approved revised FSC chain-of-custody standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and [...]
January 18, 2017 Daily News / Forestry / Europe / Global

Wood pellets price in Germany increased in January due to harsh weather conditions

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased during January 2017 due to the wintry weather.     [...]

Siempelkamp to increase its stake in Pallmann

Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH increases its stake in Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Zweibrücken [...]

Huge EUR 1 billion wood-processing plant planned in Estonia

A group made of Estonian investors and forest businessmen are apparently planning to build a wood-processing plant in Estonia [...]

Improving economic prospects in Europe

While there are significant downside risks in 2017, particularly with key national elections due to be held in Germany, France [...]
January 17, 2017 Daily News / Statistics / Europe / Global

Exports of softwood timber from Belarus to EU jump by 35% due to log export ban

As Belarus decided to ban exports of unprocessed wood starting January 1st, 2016, logs deliveries to Europe have stopped.  [...]

UK’s BSW Timber blames rising logs price for full-year loss

BSW Timber has had a £5.5 million pre-tax loss on turnover of £245m, reversing a £9m profit last [...]

Sweden to compete with Russia on softwood timber exports to China?

As the rapid growth in softwood timber exports to China is showing no signs of slowing down, the Swedish Forest [...]