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China’s timber imports from Czech Republic skyrocket

   Affected by the bark beetle infestation, the volume of timber felling and trade in Czech Republic has increased [...]

Binderholz considers a third CLT plant

   Binderholz is planning to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant on the site of the former MDF [...]

Sweden: Roundwood prices on a downward trend in Q4/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 477 SEK/m3 (EUR 45.24/m3), while spruce logs SEK 506/m3 [...]

European Panel Federation publishes position paper on the European Green Deal

   The European Panel Federation (EPF) has published a position paper regarding the new European Green Deal.    [...]

Belarus: Four wood pellet plants to be completed in the second half of 2020

   The construction of four wood pellet plants in Belarus is nearly in the final stage, Belarusian Forestry Minister [...]

BSW Timber acquired by private equity firm

   BSW Group, the UK’s largest forestry and sawmilling business, has been acquired by private equity firm Endless [...]

Swedish forest industry affected by weak European markets; virus can reduce exports to China

As a whole, 2019 was a good year for the Swedish forest industry, but not as favorable as 2018. A [...]

Czech Republic: Bark beetle infestation expected to double this year and again in 2021

   Bark beetle will attack up to 60 million cubic meters of wood this year in the Czech Republic [...]

Price of pellets in Germany slides due to mild weather

   The price of wood pellets fell slightly in February. The average price for a 6 t purchase quantity [...]