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Finland: Rising sawn timber production in Q1/2019

Pulp and sawn timber production in Finland increased during the first quarter of the year. On the other hand, the [...]

SCA and Martinsons deliver Swedish pine to the world’s longest bridge in China

Pine from the northern parts of Sweden has been used at the world's longest bridge over water. The 55 [...]

Bark beetle destroying Central Europe’s forests

Hot, dry summers are fanning an unprecedented outbreak of bark beetles that are destroying vast swathes of central Europe’s [...]

Canadian lumber giants in trouble: major production curtailments announced for this May

Major Canadian forestry products companies have announced sawmill production curtailments for the month of May. All complain about the surge [...]

Vietnam doubles share in Japanese wood pellet imports

Vietnam has increased 253.6% y-o-y pellet exports to Japan in first quarter of 2019 to 192.5 [...]

Demand for sawnwood in Germany is “red hot” at present

Germany is Europe’s largest economy with GDP likely to have exceeded US$4 trillion for the first time in [...]

Global trade of wood pellets jumps more than 21%; US, Canada, Vietnam as major suppliers

Global trade of wood pellets jumped more than 21% year-over-year in 2018 when a new record of 22 [...]

Interfor curtails lumber production at three of its sawmills in BC

Interfor Corp., one of Canada's leading lumber producers and among the largest lumber companies in the world, will curtail [...]

Metsä plans to invest EUR 200 million in a new pine sawmill

Metsä Fibre will launch a pre-engineering phase for the construction of a new pine sawmill with approximately 750,000 [...]