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Beetle logging in the Czech State Forests more than doubled in one year

+112% of beetle-infested wood in the 1H  In the first half of 2019, the number of bark [...]

Cheaper wood pellets in Germany

Wood pellets in Germany cost € 236.82 / t in June  The price of wood pellets in Germany fell [...]

Rising softwood lumber production for U.S. sawmills, while Canadian output drops sharply

Softwood lumber production by U.S. sawmills in the first four months of 2019 was 11.718 billion board ft [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices on the rise in Q2/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 472 SEK/m3 (EUR 44.92/m3), while spruce logs SEK 531/m3 [...]

Growth of global wood pellets demand expected to be driven by Asia in the next decade

Western Europe has long been the world’s largest market for wood pellets used in heat and power production. But [...]

Changing direction of investment flows in global furniture industry

The recent globalisation trend, which has been so much a feature of the industry and contributed to the rapid expansion [...]

Vietnam captures opportunities from US/China trade dispute

In the first three months of 2019 Vietnam’s wood product exports were valued at around US$2.3 billion [...]

China: Top 10 softwood log importing companies

The first importing company, in terms of value, was Shanghai Shengwosheng Forest Corporation, with a total amount of imports reaching [...]

Enviva receives permit for 1.4 million mt/yr wood pellet plant in Mississippi

The 1.4 million metric tons production will be exported to power plants in Europe and Asia.  U [...]

Norway: Sawlog prices continue to fall

The average price across the whole range of roundwood assortments in Norway fell slightly again in May 2019. Following the [...]