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Europe’s timber giants investing heavily in CLT business

The global cross-laminated timber market experiences continuous growth, due to market advances from mechanical properties, which make the product [...]

China: Log imports up 8% in the first half of year

Log imports up 8% in the first half of year China’s log imports in the first half of 2017 [...]

Finnish sawmills: All eyes on the Chinese market

Finland now ranks among the top five global exporters of softwood lumber. The Finnish Sawmills Industries association forecasts that production [...]

Wood pellets price in Germany on the rise in September

The price for wood pellets in Germany rose to an average of EUR 232.69/tonne during September 2017.   [...]

UK seeks to limit subsidies for biomass plants

UK's government has started a consultation regarding the cut of support costs it provides for biomass power units. The [...]

Sweden: Stock volumes of softwood sawlogs drop by 21%

Swedish softwood sawlogs stock volumes are estimated at about 2.1 million m3 in the Q2 of 2017. This represents [...]

Finnish sawn timber production forecast to rise by 1 mil. m3 in 2017 on booming Chinese demand

Finland’s sawn timber production is projected to reach 12.4 million m3 in 2017 (compared to 11.4 million [...]

Lumber prices in the US continued to rise last week

Sales of framing lumber in the US slowed down last week, but the demand outstripped production in most species and [...]

Softwood lumber more expensive in Austria

In August, softwood lumber assortments have become more expensive in Austria. As compared to July, boards and reserve squared timber [...]

Central/West Africa: Hints of softening prices for some timbers

There are some signs of a slight weakening in prices for a few of the less popular species and sipo [...]