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European lumber gains market shares in China and Japan

Over the past year, European sawmills have continued to take market share in China, Japan and other countries in East [...]

New record for the US hardwood exports to China

The period from January-November 2016 showed another record for US hardwood exports to SEA & Greater China, which increased [...]

Germany: Wood pellet production falls below 2 million tonnes in 2016

The German wood pellet industry fell short of expectations during 2016, due to the low oil price, which has slowed [...]

FLEGT license offers big opportunities for Indonesian plywood on the EU market

The Global Timber Forum has published an interview with the CEOs of two European importing companies, Alexander de Groot of [...]

Overview of the Russian market of wooden I-beams

Russia has two types of production for wooden I-beams: industrial formwork and frames/floor slabs in the private and [...]

Weyerhaeuser plans to invest US$ 300 million in its wood products business in 2017

Weyerhaeuser Co. is planning capital expenditure on its wood products business of some US$300 million in 2017, with US [...]

Mohawk Industries to close wood flooring plant due to poor market conditions

    US flooring giant Mohawk Industries will permanently close its manufacturing plant in Holden, West Virginia on [...]

US softwood lumber prices drop but still way higher than last year

Prices of framing lumber weakened by varying degrees. Trading ranged from a standoff between buyers and sellers, such as in [...]

Strong growth in US engineered wood flooring imports

Strong growth in engineered wood flooring imports US imports of hardwood wood flooring decreased in 2016, while assembled flooring panel [...]

Sweden exports more softwood lumber in 2016

Swedish sawmills have increased their exports of sawn and planed softwood lumber by 1%, to just under 13 million cbm [...]