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Hardwood pulpwood prices on the rise

The two Global Wood Fiber Price Indices were close to parity in the 3Q/16. The Hardwood Wood Fiber Price [...]

Overview and forecast for the global wood pellet markets in 2017

The past few years have been challenging for wood pellet producers and pellet production project developers. A temporary plateau in [...]

Sawlog prices trending downward throughout the world over the past two years

Sawlog prices have trended downward throughout the world over the past two years with the GSPI Index being 14.3 [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber forecasted to increase by almost 14% in 2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported in September that world trade will expand by only 1.7% in 2016, a [...]

Finnish maker of Honka homes rejects Russian Sistema buying offer

Sistema Finance S.A. announced on 3 November 2016 that it was making a voluntary public cash purchase tender offer [...]

Plywood plant worth $61,5 million to be built in Kirov, Russia

SevLesPil JSC plans to build a large modern plywood manufacturing plant in the Murashinsky district of the Kirov region located [...]

Patchy and uneven growth in ECE region hardwood consumption

Production of sawn hardwood in the ECE region increased by 1.8% to 40.7 million cubic metres in 2015 [...]

EU imports less wood pellets from Russia

Wood pellets imported from Russia by the European Union countries have decreased both in volume and in value during January [...]

Gas megatankers will be manufactured using plywood from Russian SVEZA

In October 2016, SVEZA Ust-Izhora plywood mill obtained the GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), approval confirming compliance with specification of [...]

Fiberboard and MDF markets in Russia see increased competition, but lower prices

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