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Illegal Myanmar teak seized in the Netherlands

In the first raid of its kind, Dutch police have seized a large quantity of Myanmar teak in the Netherlands [...]

Global outlook for wood pellet prices

The price of pellets will be heavily influenced by long-term contracts for wood pellets. In fact, the volatility of [...]

Brazil has more than doubled particleboard exports to the United States

In 2019 the United States became the main export market for Brazilian particleboard /MDP (PB/MDP).     [...]

Sawlog prices fallen substantially in Central Europe makes the sawmilling sector in the region more competitive

Sawlog prices fell throughout the world in 2019 with European prices declining the most, resulting in a more competitive sawmilling [...]

B.C. lumber producers have permanently closed mills accounting for 18% of the province’s capacity

Financial analysts say Canadian production cutbacks and a consumer-driven recovery in housing starts in the U.S. could mean [...]

Growth in the European parquet market flat in 2019

The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) estimates that the overall consumption figures on the European parquet market for [...]

Eastward shift in European hardwood consumption

EU-wide sawn hardwood consumption was around 9.98 million m3 in 2018, 3% more than in 2017. EU sawn [...]

2020 global pellet markets forecast

Global wood pellet markets have had significant growth in the past decade. Between 2012 and 2018, the global wood pellet [...]

Vietnam bans import of Chinese plywood

On the 12th of November 2019 the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam signed and announced Circular No [...]

Deteriorating market and supply challenges for European hardwood

The market situation for German hardwoods was described at IHC by Steffen Rathke, Vice President of DeSH who said that [...]