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The United States is considering reducing import duties on Chinese products

The United States is considering at least partial loosening of import duties on Chinese products to accelerate trade negotiations.  [...]

Sweden: Large increase in roundwood prices in 2018

The increase of roundwood delivery prices in Sweden was larger in 2018 than it has been for several years. Both [...]

Underpricing accussations for Metsä, Stora Enso and UPM dismissed

In 2011, Metsähallitus (a Finnish state enterprise, which administers state-owned land) filed a claim for damages against UPM [...]

Arauco to acquire only two Masisa plants in Mexico, instead of three

An USD 160 million acquisition agreement of two industrial plants in Mexico was established by Arauco to Masisa, following the [...]

Bergs Timber to boost capacity at Orrefors sawmill in Sweden

Bergs Timber installed a new edger at its mill in Orrefors, Sweden.    According to the announcement [...]

French government studies the possibility of converting coal power plants to wood pellets

The government of France recently announced it is working in conjunction with Électricité de France (EDF), a French electric utility [...]

Malaysian timber exports projected to contract by 4% in 2018

The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) is projecting a 4% decline in exports of timber and timber products for 2018 [...]

Germany: Price overview for wood products at the end of 2018

German producer prices for wood products tended to be mixed in November and December. Although prices are still above the [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices started to drop in December after months of continuous growth

In December 2018, the stumpage prices of roundwood in Finland started to decline. The stumpage price level was a little [...]

Swedish dockers’ strike affects lumber exports, as ports shut down

Lumber exporters in Sweden were hit by a strike of over 1,000 dockers across eight ports in the country [...]