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Global trade in softwood lumber driven up by Chinese huge demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

Japan prepares for biomass power plant surge and boosts imports of wood chips

Trading houses and electricity retailers in Japan are currently increasing the imports of wood chips and palm shells due to [...]

Up to 18 storeys timber buildings to be allowed in China

China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) issued “Technical standard for multi-storey and high-rise timber [...]

The construction sector boom seems to help the rebound of the French softwood lumber market

During the latest timber auctions organized in the French Grand Est it has been underlined the fact that the rising [...]

Refugee crisis to boost Germany’s prefabricated houses market

The German prefabricated houses market has maintained the momentum of recent years and registered a sales growth of 11.5 [...]

U.S. bill could drive the use of wood pellets

US lawmakers have recently passed a spending bill that could push the U.S. government agencies to promote burning wood [...]

Iran’s government encourages wood imports due to wood shortage

When many of the economic sanctions against Iran were lifted over a year ago, doors were opened for international investments [...]

Renewables play more important role in the EU energy mix

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently published the report on ‘Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock [...]

Finland: Sawn softwood production up 15% in Q1/2017 as Chinese demand booms

    The Finnish forest industry notably increased its production of sawn softwood timber and plywood at the [...]

Record high in US wood furniture imports

US wood furniture imports reached a record high in 2016, at US$16.7 billion, up by 3% from 2015 [...]