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Romania: Cartel forming accusations over Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger

The Romanian Competition Council has extended again the investigation on the local timber market over 35 more companies operating in [...]

Challenging market for wood furniture external suppliers to the EU

Prospects for non-EU wood furniture suppliers selling into the EU are mixed. All suppliers face an uphill struggle to [...]

UPM’s plywood production expansion in Russia on schedule

The UPM Chudovo plywood mill expansion investment, which started in late 2017, is proceeding on schedule to the production trial [...]

Higher worldwide costs for wood chips and pulplogs

Wood fiber costs ranged between 45% and 70% of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world [...]

Roundwood prices in Latvia rise sharply

In the 2nd half of 2018, compared to the 1st half of 2018, the average purchase prices of softwood logs [...]

Germany leads Europe in wood pellet production

In 2018, Germany confirmed its leading position in Europe as a producer of wood pellets. This is followed by Sweden [...]

LIGNA 2019: Primary wood industry out in force

The LIGNA show in Hannover, Germany, is back again from 27 to 31 May this year with another roundup of [...]

SCA completes acquisition of Latvian Forestry Company

SCA has acquired Latvian Forest Company’s forest and land assets in Latvia, in total 10 000 hectares for the [...]

2018 prices of softwood logs rose in Sweden and Estonia; Central European spruce oversupply dropped prices

In Sweden, softwood logs prices rose moderately throughout 2018. The nominal average price of spruce logs rose by eight per [...]

Berlin aims to become timber construction center

Berlin wants to become timber construction center: DeSH welcomes decision in the House of Representatives    On [...]