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Japan prepares for biomass power plant surge and boosts imports of wood chips

Trading houses and electricity retailers in Japan are currently increasing the imports of wood chips and palm shells due to [...]

Italy: High VAT and black market hold back wood pellet production

The wood pellet production in Italy undergoes reductions due to the market dumping which is at risk every day.  [...]

France: Oak sawlog prices continuously on the rise

Oak log prices have been going up in France since 2013 and sawyers around the country are wondering about the [...]

Vietnam: Value of wood and wood products exports expected to surpass US$ 8 billion this year

Vietnam's wood and wood products exports are forecast to reach $8 billion in 2017, up from $7.3 billion [...]

Top North American softwood lumber producers

Top 40 Canadian and US softwood lumber producers held a steady production growth in 2016, due to the cooperation of [...]

Prices for roundwood in Tyrol remain steady

In February, the price for the main spruce assortment (quality BC)2a-3b has remained stable in Tyrol, as well [...]

Sweden’s pine becomes increasingly more attractive in China

China’s softwood lumber imports from Sweden have been increasing in recent years due to the fact that the Sweden [...]

Switzerland: Hardwood price dynamics at the beginning of 2017

Switzerland sustains the main trends on the European timber markets, where the oak prices rise steadily, at an 30% average [...]

The construction sector boom seems to help the rebound of the French softwood lumber market

During the latest timber auctions organized in the French Grand Est it has been underlined the fact that the rising [...]

Refugee crisis to boost Germany’s prefabricated houses market

The German prefabricated houses market has maintained the momentum of recent years and registered a sales growth of 11.5 [...]