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Major Austrian parquet manufacturers accused of importing illegal timber from Ukraine

Recently, WWF Austria accused four Austrian parquet manufacturers of importing illegally harvested timber from the Ukraine. The WWF relies on [...]

2020 wood pellet market forecast: European pellet demand to outpace supply

The biomass market faces unprecedented demand levels in 2020, with upcoming base-load power generation capacity due to add around [...]

China’s log market seriously impacted by the bark beetle crisis in Europe

The price for an A grade log in the China log market has remained around USD 124 per JASm3. The [...]

Pellet prices in Germany on the rise in December 2019

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased by 1.3% as compared to the previous month. The current nationwide [...]

Biesse Group to refocus its strategy in China

The Biesse Board of Directors meeting - held on December 20th in the corporate offices in Pesaro - analyzed the Chinese demand [...]

Global lumber market trends in 2020

In North America at least, 2019 will be remembered as the hangover from the 2018 first-half price spike that [...]

Vietnam suspends some plywood exports to the U.S. to avoid the transit of Chinese products

Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade announced it would suspend some plywood exports to the U.S.    [...]

Slight decline in U.S. softwood lumber production for Jan.-Oct. 2019

U.S. sawmills produced 29.909 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 10 months of 2019 [...]

Europe is massively expanding softwood logs exports to China, as domestic market is hit by oversupply

- China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia  [...]

Egger posts 3.4% growth in the first half of its financial year 2019/2020

The Egger Group, has completed the first half of its financial year 2019/2020 with a consolidated turnover of EUR [...]