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US tropical sawnwood imports fell by 13% in 2016

Despite stronger housing starts and home sales, tropical sawnwood imports fell by 13% in the US in 2016.    [...]

US Non-Canadian softwood lumber imports register 10-year high; imports from Europe boom

US softwood lumber imports (excluding the Canadian shipments) reach decade high in the first of the year, due to a [...]

Large Australian wood pellet restarts production after five years

Wood pellet processing plant in Albany, Australia, is set to be recommissioned after five years of care and maintenance.  [...]

Japan puts 4% rise on Indonesian plywood imports from June

Japan decided to put a 4% rise on the prices for Indonesian plywood to be delivered in June, being the [...]

Rörvik Timber sold Norsk Virke, as part of operations closure plan

Rörvik Timber has recently sold its Norwegian purchasing company Norsk Virke to a company owned by former Norsk Virke [...]

Global trade in softwood lumber driven up by Chinese huge demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

Japan prepares for biomass power plant surge and boosts imports of wood chips

Trading houses and electricity retailers in Japan are currently increasing the imports of wood chips and palm shells due to [...]

IKEA names Jesper Brodin as new CEO

IKEA Group put Jesper Brodin in charge of the development of the Swedish furniture retailer’s product range and supply [...]

Italy: High VAT and black market hold back wood pellet production

The wood pellet production in Italy undergoes reductions due to the market dumping which is at risk every day.  [...]

Up to 18 storeys timber buildings to be allowed in China

China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) issued “Technical standard for multi-storey and high-rise timber [...]