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Russia: Production of wood pellets expected to rise more than 6 times by 2025

While Russia’s wood pellet production is relatively young, it accounts for a six percent share of world wood pellet [...]

Wood pellets in Germany still available at low prices this summer

Wood pellets in Germany are still available at low prices this summer. As compared to July, the wood pellet prices [...]

Record profits for many lumber companies in North America and Europe in 2018

Sawlog costs, the largest cost component when manufacturing lumber, have gone up much more slowly than lumber prices in many [...]

US lumber prices pick up slightly

Framing lumber trading in US hit its fastest stride in more than two months, and the market finished the week [...]

Certified sustainable timber business model in Africa challenged by structural change

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

Transformation of China’s wood-based panel companies

China’s production of wood products, especially wood-based panels, has increased rapidly in recent years.     [...]

Softwood lumber from Belarus becoming more attractive on the European market

The European countries softwood lumber imports from Belarus have went up during January - September 2017 by 51%, to a total [...]

Russia: Top 10 wood pellet producing companies

Analysts estimate that currently 10 large wood pellet producers manufacture more than 60 percent of total Russian wood pellet production [...]

Italian woodworking machinery industry falls sharply due to lower exports

The orders for Italian woodworking machines and tools in Q2 2018 decreased 9.9% y-o-y due to orders [...]

European importers discouraged from importing Myanmar teak

Given continuing controversy in the EU over whether Myanmar teak can be traded in compliance with EUTR requirements, importers were [...]