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Cheaper wood pellets in Germany

Wood pellets in Germany cost € 236.82 / t in June  The price of wood pellets in Germany fell [...]

Rising softwood lumber production for U.S. sawmills, while Canadian output drops sharply

Softwood lumber production by U.S. sawmills in the first four months of 2019 was 11.718 billion board ft [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices on the rise in Q2/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 472 SEK/m3 (EUR 44.92/m3), while spruce logs SEK 531/m3 [...]

Growth of global wood pellets demand expected to be driven by Asia in the next decade

Western Europe has long been the world’s largest market for wood pellets used in heat and power production. But [...]

Changing direction of investment flows in global furniture industry

The recent globalisation trend, which has been so much a feature of the industry and contributed to the rapid expansion [...]

Vietnam captures opportunities from US/China trade dispute

In the first three months of 2019 Vietnam’s wood product exports were valued at around US$2.3 billion [...]

China: Top 10 softwood log importing companies

The first importing company, in terms of value, was Shanghai Shengwosheng Forest Corporation, with a total amount of imports reaching [...]

Norway: Sawlog prices continue to fall

The average price across the whole range of roundwood assortments in Norway fell slightly again in May 2019. Following the [...]

Changing trends in China’s wood supply market: Why the NZ log exports and prices have fallen?

Several cascading effects have impacted Chinese markets for NZ pine logs in Q2 CY19, which will have ramifications throughout Q3 [...]

Top 10 Russian wood pellet producing companies

Analysts estimate that currently 10 large wood pellet producers manufacture more than 60 percent of total Russian wood pellet production [...]