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Germany: Sharp rise in wood pellets’ prices in October

In October, the price of wood pellets rose considerably in Germany. Wood pellets are more expensive by 3.7% as [...]

EC reports steady progress in EUTR implementation

On 5th October, the European Commission (EC) formally adopted the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) Report 2017, the second biennial report [...]

China: 3000 plywood enterprises closed

    A massive restructuring effort to eliminate outdated and polluting wood processing mills, many of them being [...]

ISC 2018: Buoyant construction in Europe supports sawmill industry’s solid financial performance

On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Riga in [...]

Hyne Timber expands its glue laminated timber capacity in Queensland

Hyne Timber has announced a significant expansion to its Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing capability in Maryborough, Queensland. Construction of [...]

Brazilian lumber exports rise as to meet US demand

Brazilian lumber exports have followed a similar trend as exports from other countries over the last decade, which is to [...]

Amazon makes major investment in prefabricated housing

As Amazon announced their investment in a prefabricated housing start-up, factory-built homes may just become the next voice [...]

China alters plywood export codes as to avoid US tariffs

China increases its attempts to avoid the US tariffs on plywood imports. Thus, the identification codes which will be placed [...]

U.S. softwood lumber demand expected to reach all-time high by 2030

U.S. softwood lumber demand will grow at an annual rate of 2.3 per cent through 2030, which will [...]

Forecast: Finnish roundwood prices to rise by about 10% this year

Increasing demand due to good economic prospects and recent investments will boost the use of roundwood this year in Finland [...]