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More lumber produced in the US and less in Canada in 2018

Softwood lumber production by U.S. sawmills in 2018 was 34.873 billion board ft. (bbf), up 3.3% from [...]

Kronospan to build a new OSB plant in Ukraine

Kronospan will build a new OSB plant on the existing Kronospan particleboard plant in Novovolynsk in northwestern Ukraine, 10 km [...]

Mixed trends in US lumber prices as market becomes uncertain

Framing lumber sales in US were inconsistent and price trends mixed, leaving buyers and sellers uncertain about the market’s [...]

Dubai WoodShow 2019 closes with record number of visitors, exhibitors

Dubai WoodShow 2019, the region's largest wood and wood machinery showcase, closed on a grand note with a record [...]

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 [...]