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More Russian plywood on the EU market

Russian plywood deliveries to the EU totaled EUR 504 million in 2018, a 13% rise compared to the EUR 447 [...]

Germany: Seasonal price drop for wood pellets in March

    The price of wood pellets fell in Germany by 0.8 percent in March compared to [...]

Global lumber trade falls due to slowing markets in US, China, UK and Japan

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year [...]

Booming roundwood purchase prices in Latvia

In the third quarter of 2018, the average roundwood purchase prices in Latvia have continued their booming trend. The sharpest [...]

EU imports of tropical logs rise 11% in 2018

After a sharp downturn in 2017, EU imports of tropical logs recovered some lost ground in 2018 but were still [...]

Current trends in the Central European wood pellet market

On February 27th and 28th, 2019, the European Pellets Conference took place in Wels, Austria. Around 660 participants came to [...]

Kronospan achieves record profits in Latvia

Kronsopan Riga, the company's Latvian subsidiary, has achieved record profits in its financial year (October 2017/September 2018), with [...]

Georgia-Pacific to expand lumber production by 20% at Rome, Georgia facility

Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific announced it will spend approximately $30 million to purchase and install new equipment at its Rome [...]

Western Forest Products to temporarily close sawmill in Alberni

Western Forest Products has announced that Alberni Pacific Division Sawmill in Port Alberni will be closing for a month starting [...]

The European solid biomass sector continues steady growth

According to the recently released Eurobarometer, in 2017 the European solid biomass sector came close to 100 Mtep (Million tons [...]