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Holmen investigates possibilities of entering CLT business

Holmen is investigating the possibilities of building a factory to manufacture CLT (cross-glued wood), at one of its large [...]

China is set to become the number-one customer for Finland’s softwood lumber

The volume of Finnish sawmill exports reached a new all-time high last year. The trend will continue this year [...]

Gabon a source of veneer and plywood for Indian industries

Gabon is well known for its timber resources and the recently completed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been promoted in [...]

Profits of the Russian forest industry were up by 135% in 2016

The Russian forest industry reported pre-tax total profit of 173.55 billion rubles ( appr. EUR 2.87 billion) in [...]

Canada’s International Trade Minister to promote the country’s wood exports in China

As to promote Canada's wood exports to China, François-Philippe Champagne, the Minister of International Trade, will pay [...]

First dowel laminated timber (DLT) manufacturing plant in North America

The first manufacturing plant for dowel laminated timber (DLT) is being built in Canada near Vancouver. DLT panels are engineered [...]

Rise in EU tropical hardwood plywood imports concentrated in the UK

Last year’s increase in EU imports of tropical hardwood faced plywood manufactured in China was heavily concentrated in the [...]

China: Substantial growth in 2016 sawnwood imports; prices down by 10%

Data from China’s Customs shows there was substantial growth in sawnwood imports in 2016. China’s 2016 sawnwood imports [...]

B.C. to invest in opening new lumber markets as U.S. softwood battle heats up

The government in British Columbia will invest $7.7 million as to promote West Coast lumber in markets around the [...]

France: Hardwood trade affected by rising ocean freight costs to Asia

French hardwood trade was mixed during the Q2 of 2017. The French oak keeps on increasing and there is no [...]