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Biomass subsidies: New schemes in Europe, first declines in Asia

The support of electricity generated from solid biomass is the most important stimulation for the development of the biomass power [...]

Switzerland: Slight increase in wood pellets prices this month

In February 2019, the prices for wood pellets only increased slightly in Switzerland. The average price for pellets of quality [...]

The prefabricated house industry in Germany is reaching new records

In Germany, the prefabricated house market is booming. The sales volume increased by 7.2% last year. This is not [...]

Interfor boosts lumber shipments to China due to Chinese tariffs on US products

Interfor Corp. says the company has markedly increased lumber shipments from Canada to China as a result of tariffs imposed [...]

US lumber prices continue the upward trend in February

The trading pace in US framing lumber eased from the previous week’s action, but early momentum carried prices higher [...]

Exports of processed plantation timbers rising in Brazil

Export data for Brazilian wood products show that over the past five years there has been a steady increase in [...]

Steady rise in Russian lumber exports during 2018

In 2018, the Russian lumber exports went up in value and volume terms. During the mentioned period, the country exported [...]

The UN provides update on the EUTR

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published its latest briefing note on the implementation of the [...]

European softwood lumber exports to the USA kept on growing in 2018

European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in 2018, although the pace of growth was significantly lower [...]

Brexit impact on the European hardwood trade

The 29th March, the date scheduled for the UK’s departure from the EU, is now fast approaching. But there [...]