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Rising costs for North American wood pellet producers

Many pellet manufacturers in North America have had to increase the usage of logs for their feedstock in 2019 because [...]

Finland: Prices for pine and spruce sawlogs on a falling trend

Pine and spruce sawlog prices in Finland are on a falling trend in August 2019, both as compared to the [...]

Kronospan enters plywood production: Completes first plywood plant in Belarus

A little more than a year has passed since the moment when the first stone was laid in the foundation [...]

Stora Enso to close Kitee sawmill by the end of the year

Stora Enso will consolidate its spruce timber production at its mill in Varkaus, Finland, where spruce timber production has synergies [...]

Timber skyscrapers hold the key to green cities, says top Japan architect

Recent studies have shown the environmental benefits of timber residential developments and in future wooden skyscrapers could hold the key [...]

China: Particleboard and MDF market recovering in September

With the arrival of the peak season, China's particleboard market in September has slightly accelerated, and the business pressure [...]

Russia doubles export tariffs for Far Eastern softwood species

By Decree No. 1169 of September 7, 2019, the Government of the Russian Federation doubled (from 6.5% to 13 [...]

Shrinking EU demand for tropical flooring

Total imports of real-wood flooring into the EU increased 6.2% to 29.52 million sq.m in 2018 [...]

Falling wood raw-material costs for lumber producers in Europe and N. America

Wood raw-material costs for many lumber producers in Europe and North America have fallen over the past year both [...]