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Norske Skog to double wood pellets capacity at facility in New Zealand

The Norske Skog group has decided to invest about A$ 7 million ($5 million) to upgrade the Nature’s Flame [...]

Austria: Softwood lumber prices on a downward trend in November

In November, most softwood lumber assortments in Austria are on a declining price trend. The only exception is the price [...]

Lumber exports from Belarus continue booming trend in Q3

In the third quarter of this year, Belarusian exporters sold 859,000 m³ of lumber worth US $ 93.7 million [...]

Central/West Africa: Downward pressure on FOB tropical logs prices

Central/ West African producers report a slight easing of sawnwood and log FOB prices (Euro basis) being offered by buyers [...]

EU imports of tropical logs pick up pace in third quarter

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered ground in the first nine months [...]

China regained share of US plywood market

US imports of hardwood plywood fell by 9% in September with an across-the-board decline in both volume and [...]

US softwood lumber prices keep on rising

A mostly measured sales pace was reported across the most of US framing lumber species last week. Modest upward momentum [...]

Prices of wood pellets in Central Europe on the rise

Wood pellets prices of Austria, Germany and Switzerland (DACH region) were increasingly converging in November.     While [...]

UK will limit the use of cross-laminated timber in construction

The UK government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes, revealing that it will limit the use of [...]

China: No more log fumigation at Taicang Port

It has been reported that Taicang Port is considering a ban on fumigating North American logs because of the risk [...]