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Germany: Price of wood pellets continues to grow in January

As is usual in winter, the price of German wood pellets rose in January compared to the previous month, by [...]

Latvian forestry products exports up sharply in 2018

In the first 11 months of the year, Latvia exported EUR 2.414 billion worth of forestry products, up 15 [...]

West Fraser curtails production at 3 sawmills

West Fraser announced temporary curtailments of approximately three weeks of production throughout the first quarter of 2019 at each of [...]

Chinese traders concerned on rising prices for US hardwoods

The trade friction between China and the United States has been on everyone’s mind in 2018, especially manufacturers which [...]

Fall in EU wood furniture imports from China in 2018

After making gains in 2017, EU wood furniture imports from China, by far the largest external supplier, fell 5% to [...]

Södra decreases the price of spruce and pine logs due to poor market conditions

Södra is adjusting the purchase price for spruce and pine logs as well as fuel wood. Södra is [...]

New pattern of demand impacting the Indian plywood market

The plywood market in India has absorbed an earlier price rise but supplies are still increasing faster than demand. Analysts [...]

Kronospan seeks to expand in Ukraine with the acquisition of a MDF company

Wood panels producers worldwide consider speeding up the expansion on the market in Ukraine, through building their own production facilities [...]

Trump administration’s lumber tariffs forces Canadian producers to idle sawmills

U.S. lumber prices reached record prices during the first half of 2018, but have come to plunge 47% starting [...]

Global softwood lumber trade impacted by slowing demand in China and dropping US prices

Declining trade of softwood lumber, plummeting lumber prices in the US and slowing wood demand in China were some of [...]