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Japan’s huge demand for wood pellets to be satisfied with North American supplies

Japan's consumption of wood pellets continues to increase significantly in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in [...]

Chinese importers in search for lower-quality, cheaper logs

Total softwood log stocks increased across China during the Lunar New Year holiday period to just over 4.1 million [...]

Russia might ban raw timber exports by 2035

The Russian State Duma was submitted a law-in-draft on a long-term moratorium on raw timber exports until [...]

US exported 17% more wood pellets in 2018

The US exported 6.04 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2018, up approximately 17 percent when compared to [...]

Spain: Wood pellet market in transition

The Spanish pellet market is growing rapidly,. Production capacity in Spain currently stands at 1.87 million tonnes per year [...]

Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down seven percent [...]

New Zealand sawmill shuts down, due to skyrocketing log prices paid by the Chinese

New Zealand's Waverley Sawmill based in South Taranaki, which has traded since at least 1932, has been sold and [...]

Wood pellet prices in the Batic states in free fall

On February 27th and 28th, 2019, the European Pellets Conference which took place in Wels, Austria gathered around 660 participants [...]

Eastern Europen countries boost timber imports from outside the EU

While there was some increase in imports by a few western European countries in 2018, eastern EU countries recorded much [...]