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U.S. softwood lumber production on the rise; Canadian output drops

U.S. sawmills produced 20.678 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2018 [...]

Continuing stasis in EU sawn hardwood consumption expected

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

Value of Russian softwood lumber exports rises sharply

Russian softwood lumber exports increased sharply in the first eight months of the year, both in value and in volume [...]

Japan’s imports of wood pellets up by 50%

The Japanese Forestry Agency announced the statistics for wood pellet supply in Japan for 2017.     Domestic [...]

Trends in the global MDF market

The global MDF market amounted to 99.6M cubic meters in 2017, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

Germany: Sharp rise in wood pellets’ prices in October

In October, the price of wood pellets rose considerably in Germany. Wood pellets are more expensive by 3.7% as [...]

EC reports steady progress in EUTR implementation

On 5th October, the European Commission (EC) formally adopted the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) Report 2017, the second biennial report [...]

China: 3000 plywood enterprises closed

    A massive restructuring effort to eliminate outdated and polluting wood processing mills, many of them being [...]

ISC 2018: Buoyant construction in Europe supports sawmill industry’s solid financial performance

On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Riga in [...]

EU is ready to begin trade arbitration with Ukraine to lift timber exports ban

The European Union is ready to begin commercial arbitration with Ukraine to lift a moratorium on exports of round timber [...]