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Quick overview of this year’s International Hardwood Conference

Venice hosted the most important hardwood lumber conference in the world, on the 16th of November. More than 150 people [...]

Wood pellets production and demand grows in Asia; prices are rising

Increases in Vietnam’s wood pellet spot prices accelerated during the third quarter of 2017, boosted by strengthening Japanese and [...]

Japan’s sawnwood exports grew by 60% this year

Japan's lumber exports have significantly increased during the last two years. For the first eight months of this year [...]

Sawmills in the US Northwest struggle to build log inventories for the winter season

Sawmills and pulpmills in the US Northwest have been struggling to build log inventories for the winter season because of [...]

UK: Currency devaluation and Brexit likely to negatively impact softwood imports in 2018

A slowdown in the softwood imports in the UK is forecast for 2018. Growth is expected to slump to just [...]

Logging ban in Chinese forests to boom demand for foreign logs

A ban on commercial logging natural forests in China will likely improve the country's demand for foreign logs. Even [...]

UK: Pressure mounts for imports of certified timber

The pressure on UK importers to purchase only certified material is mounting. Many of the UK’s largest timber distributors [...]

Excellent period for the Italian woodworking technology

The Italian woodworking technology has registered very good results for the second quarter of 2017, along with significant growth rates [...]

Lumber prices in the US slowed down during November

Framing lumber prices and sales in the US quietened last week after a period during which traders cited seasonal factors [...]

Wood pellets price in Germany slightly grows during November

Wood pellets price in Germany has slightly increased during November 2017, due to the weather conditions.      [...]