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UK seeks to limit subsidies for biomass plants

UK's government has started a consultation regarding the cut of support costs it provides for biomass power units. The [...]

EU imports of tropical logs continue to slide

Tropical log imports into the EU fell in 2016 and this decline continued in the first half of 2017. EU [...]

Sweden: Stock volumes of softwood sawlogs drop by 21%

Swedish softwood sawlogs stock volumes are estimated at about 2.1 million m3 in the Q2 of 2017. This represents [...]

Georgia-Pacific makes $100m investment in new lumber mill in Alabama

Georgia-Pacific announced a new lumber production facility in Talladega, Alabama. Construction on the $100 million, 300,000-square-foot [...]

Finnish sawn timber production forecast to rise by 1 mil. m3 in 2017 on booming Chinese demand

Finland’s sawn timber production is projected to reach 12.4 million m3 in 2017 (compared to 11.4 million [...]

Stod LLC to build new OSB and LVL mills in the Ural region

STOD LLC will build in the Titanium Valley (the Sverdlovsk region) factories to produce 300,000 m3 of OSB and [...]

Lumber prices in the US continued to rise last week

Sales of framing lumber in the US slowed down last week, but the demand outstripped production in most species and [...]

Softwood lumber more expensive in Austria

In August, softwood lumber assortments have become more expensive in Austria. As compared to July, boards and reserve squared timber [...]

Central/West Africa: Hints of softening prices for some timbers

There are some signs of a slight weakening in prices for a few of the less popular species and sipo [...]

US sawmills increased softwood lumber production by 2.5% during 1H/2017

During the first half of 2017, sawmills in the U.S. produced 16.954 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood [...]