The Arctic might provide great opportunities for Finnish and Russian bioenergy

The US Ambassador to Finland, Charles Adams Jr., considers that the forestry resources in the Arctic might represent a very [...]
March 15, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Wood pellets / Europe / Global / Russia

Prices fall while competition increases on the Russian fibreboard and MDF market

The Russian fibreboard and MDF/HDF output got to 2.5 million m3 in 2014. The solid fibreboard and thin [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber reaches 10-year high in 2015

A majority of the 20 largest softwood lumber-consuming countries in the world increased their importation of lumber in 2015 [...]

Global paper and forest products industry outlook stable, says Moody’s

The outlook for the global paper and forest products industry is stable, says Moody's Investors Service. The ratings agency [...]

Global timber prices continue to fall

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) continued its two year decline in the 4Q/15 when the Index fell another [...]

RusForest increases sawnwood production in Q4/2015

RusForest AB announced preliminary Q4 2015 and sales results for its Magistralny and Ust-Ilimsk units. The Swedish forestry company [...]

Lumber Liquidators sentenced for illegal imports of hardwood

Lumber Liquidators was fined US$13 million in criminal fines, community service and forfeited assets last week. The U.S [...]

Russia: Softwood lumber prices drop by 22%

Softwood lumber sales from Russia to foreign markets went up by 5%, to 22.4 million m3 in 2015. Still [...]

Lumber Liquidators fined $13.2 million for importing illegal wood from China

Lumber Liquidators was fined under the Lacey Act because they imported illegal wood and submitted false declaration. The Virgina-based [...]
February 2, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / China / Global / Russia

China: Logs and lumber imports crashed in 2015

Log exporters to China are facing a hard year because of the slowing economy and lower US-dollar prices. Also [...]