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Beetle logging in the Czech State Forests more than doubled in one year

+112% of beetle-infested wood in the 1H  In the first half of 2019, the number of bark [...]

Cheaper wood pellets in Germany

Wood pellets in Germany cost € 236.82 / t in June  The price of wood pellets in Germany fell [...]

Rising softwood lumber production for U.S. sawmills, while Canadian output drops sharply

Softwood lumber production by U.S. sawmills in the first four months of 2019 was 11.718 billion board ft [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices on the rise in Q2/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 472 SEK/m3 (EUR 44.92/m3), while spruce logs SEK 531/m3 [...]

Growth of global wood pellets demand expected to be driven by Asia in the next decade

Western Europe has long been the world’s largest market for wood pellets used in heat and power production. But [...]

Changing direction of investment flows in global furniture industry

The recent globalisation trend, which has been so much a feature of the industry and contributed to the rapid expansion [...]

Vietnam captures opportunities from US/China trade dispute

In the first three months of 2019 Vietnam’s wood product exports were valued at around US$2.3 billion [...]

Enviva receives permit for 1.4 million mt/yr wood pellet plant in Mississippi

The 1.4 million metric tons production will be exported to power plants in Europe and Asia.  U [...]

Stora Enso sells its thermal wood business to Lunawood

The deal marks the end of heat production in Uimaharju, Finland. Lunawood, who is seeking growth, will move the equipment [...]

Kronospan wants to build its second plant in Ukraine

The Kronospan Group plans to build a new plant at the Gorodok site in the Rivne region of Ukraine by [...]