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Growth of global wood pellets demand expected to be driven by Asia in the next decade

Western Europe has long been the world’s largest market for wood pellets used in heat and power production. But [...]

Changing direction of investment flows in global furniture industry

The recent globalisation trend, which has been so much a feature of the industry and contributed to the rapid expansion [...]

Vietnam captures opportunities from US/China trade dispute

In the first three months of 2019 Vietnam’s wood product exports were valued at around US$2.3 billion [...]

China: Top 10 softwood log importing companies

The first importing company, in terms of value, was Shanghai Shengwosheng Forest Corporation, with a total amount of imports reaching [...]

Enviva receives permit for 1.4 million mt/yr wood pellet plant in Mississippi

The 1.4 million metric tons production will be exported to power plants in Europe and Asia.  U [...]

Norway: Sawlog prices continue to fall

The average price across the whole range of roundwood assortments in Norway fell slightly again in May 2019. Following the [...]

Stora Enso sells its thermal wood business to Lunawood

The deal marks the end of heat production in Uimaharju, Finland. Lunawood, who is seeking growth, will move the equipment [...]

Kronospan wants to build its second plant in Ukraine

The Kronospan Group plans to build a new plant at the Gorodok site in the Rivne region of Ukraine by [...]

Government of British Columbia plans to reduce log exports

The Government of British Columbia is taking the first step toward ensuring that more B.C. logs are processed in [...]

Changing trends in China’s wood supply market: Why the NZ log exports and prices have fallen?

Several cascading effects have impacted Chinese markets for NZ pine logs in Q2 CY19, which will have ramifications throughout Q3 [...]