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The Russian forestry sector reports growth in production in 2018

The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) published the first final data on the volumes of timber production in 2018.   [...]

Canadian lumber giants face huge forestry sector crisis

Last week, Canfor Corp. announced that it temporarily curtailed operations at three of its sawmills in British Columbia, because of [...]

EU requested consultations with Ukraine over wood export ban

The EU has formally requested consultations with Ukraine under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Ukraine's export ban on [...]

Biomass subsidies: New schemes in Europe, first declines in Asia

The support of electricity generated from solid biomass is the most important stimulation for the development of the biomass power [...]

China: Yekalon starts production at its 300,000 m3/yr MDF/HDF plant

Yekalon has produced the first board at its a new MDF/HDF production line in China. According to the announcement [...]

Switzerland: Slight increase in wood pellets prices this month

In February 2019, the prices for wood pellets only increased slightly in Switzerland. The average price for pellets of quality [...]

Ligna: The future of the woodworking and timber processing industries at this year’s event

This May over 1,500 companies will be gathering in Hannover, Germany, to showcase the future of the woodworking and [...]

The prefabricated house industry in Germany is reaching new records

In Germany, the prefabricated house market is booming. The sales volume increased by 7.2% last year. This is not [...]

Interfor boosts lumber shipments to China due to Chinese tariffs on US products

Interfor Corp. says the company has markedly increased lumber shipments from Canada to China as a result of tariffs imposed [...]