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China seeks more investments in New Zealand’s forestry and timber processing industry

The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China's showcase Global Wood Trade Conference has made the case [...]

Vietnam’s wood products exports expected to rise by US$ 1 billion this year

Forestry sector in Vietnam is expected to reach its export target of US$9 billion a month ahead of schedule [...]

Egger plans to loan EUR 150 million for its new particleboard plant in Poland

Egger Group has started talks with the European Investment Bank (EIB) regarding potential financing for the Egger Group’s realization [...]

Boom in Russian lumber exports this year

In January-July 2018, Russia increased its lumber exports, both in value and in volume terms. Thus, the country exported [...]

EUTR’s impact on tropical wood imports

The obligation placed on importers by the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) to gather data to demonstrate a negligible risk of [...]

Wood pellets prices in Germany on the rise in September

      The price for wood pellets in Germany increased during September 2018. As compared to [...]

European sawn hardwood sector negatively impacted by raw materials’ supply

Production in the sawn hardwood sector has not been showing any significant trends over the last few years. Demand is [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production rises while Canadian output drops in H1/2018

U.S. sawmills produced 17.758 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first half of 2018, an [...]

Russian-Japanese joint project to build huge wood pellet facilities in Russia’s Far East

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Russia, the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF, launched by [...]

Southwest China to see US$ 3.3 billion investment in timber ports and processing zone

A cooperation and investment agreement was recently signed between China Forestry Group Corporation and the administration in Ba’nan district [...]