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BC forest companies find business opportunities in China and Japan

B.C.’s forests minister Doug Donaldson and 35 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations wrapped up [...]

Pinnacle and Tolko partner to build a new industrial wood pellet production facility in Canada

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings entered into a limited partnership agreement with Tolko Industries Ltd. to build a new industrial wood pellet [...]

Germany: Rising pellet prices this month

The price of wood pellets in Germany rose by 2.8% in November as compared to the previous month. The [...]

Winners and losers of Trump tariff war over lumber

    Which countries are most affected by the current timber trade war (2016-2018) and how the [...]

Södra to double cross-laminated timber (CLT) production capacity at Värö mill in Sweden

Södra’s facility for cross-laminated timber (CLT) in Värö, Sweden, will increase to two shifts and four [...]

Estonian forestry sector bracing for downturn as global economy slows and calamities advance in Central Europe

Timber prices in Estonia have started to rapidly falling, from their spring-time high.    The situation [...]

Pace of growth in EU tropical timber imports slows in the third quarter

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first nine of months of 2019 than [...]

China: Many timber processing plants in Guangdong cease production

Many timber processing plants in Guangdong Province have stopped or limited their production recently due to local environment protection policy [...]

US investigates imported Vietnamese plywood

The import tariff on Vietnamese plywood in the US market is in range of 0–8%; meanwhile, the anti-dumping [...]

ISC 2019 story 3: China-Engine of the worldwide timber industry starts to give signs of failure

Between 16 and 18 October 2019 the 67th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Antwerp in the [...]