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Analysis of the Russia wood pellet market

Wood pellet production in Russia has steadily increased over the past decade, largely driven by exports to Europe where European [...]

Russia surpasses Canada and becomes world’s largest softwood lumber exporter in 2019

Russia has surpassed Canada to become the world’s largest exporter of softwood lumber in 2019 and is on track [...]

Sawlog prices falling in most major markets around the world in 3Q/2019

A plentiful supply of logs coupled with declining demand moved sawlog prices downward in most major markets around the world [...]

Belarus to commission six pellet factories in H1/2020 aiming to become a major exporter in the wood pellet industry

The Forestry Ministry in Belarus intends to commission six factories to make wood pellets in the regions in H1 2020 [...]

Dieffenbacher sees continued high demand from wood-based panel industry

Wood recycling plants for the wood-based panels industry were the main driver of Dieffenbacher’s recycling business in 2019 [...]

U.S. housing starts projected to increase 1.3% annually by 2023

U.S. housing starts are forecast to increase 1.3% annually in unit terms through 2023, according to a new [...]

China’s forestry industry posts continuous expansion

China's forestry sector has seen continuous expansion in recent years, an official with the National Forestry and Grassland Administration [...]

Moody’s changes Ilim Timber’s outlook to negative amid cyclical downturn in the global timber industry

Moody's Investors Service has changed Ilim Timber's outlook to negative from positive. At the same time, Moody's [...]