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Sharp drop in Chinese demand causes big drop in New Zealand’s log export prices

The dramatic drop in August At-Wharf-Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand is the [...]

European African timber operations transferred to Asian companies

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

China: Wood-based panels manufacturers to cease production due to new ‘green’ protection policy

According to the Chinese government’s environmental policy called the “Three-Year Plan on Defending the Blue Sky” industrial enterprises [...]

Russian wood pellets exports up by 34%

The Russian Customs Service reports exports of wood pellets from Russia in CY2017, at 1.44 MMT, or more than [...]

Reasons for declining European tropical wood consumption

The reasons for declining consumption of tropical timbers in Europe are now well understood. The logistical problems of supplying consistent [...]

China: Rising redwood market

The average growth in the value of retail sales of commodities in 2017 was 8.2% but sales of furniture [...]

Drax completed fourth biomass unit conversion

Drax has switched on its fourth biomass generating unit—taking the power station in North Yorkshire a step closer to [...]

Japanese Sumitomo expands in US

Sumitomo Forestry has acquired a 60% equity interest in the United States Mark III Properties.    The [...]

Revenue growth of Russia’s largest sawmills up sharply in 2017

    In 2017, the total revenue of the 10 biggest forest products companies in Russia amounted 339 [...]

Roundwood prices in Finland on an upward trend

Roundwood prices in Finland have mostly increased in May, both as compared to April as well as compared to the [...]