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US softwood lumber prices down slightly last week

Drama unfolded large in downtown Vancouver last week, where was being held the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual meeting [...]

SmartLam aims to become North America’s largest CLT producer

SmartLam aims to produce 17.2 million cubic feet of annual CLT production by 2022. Smartlam says that it has [...]

Rise in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood increased 12% to 405,600 MT in the first half of 2019 compared to [...]

European softwood logs exports to China triple as the bark beetle infestation ravages forests

As the bark beetle infestation ravages European forests and consequently the supply of logs has increased sharply, exports are exponentially [...]

US wood pellet produces to increase wood pellet prices; Canadian prices stable

For September 2019, Canadian wholesale and retail wood pellet prices are as-yet unchanged from the summer low-season. However [...]

EU tropical wood trade up 16% in the first half of 2019

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first half of this year compared to [...]

China: More wood panel mills closed due to environmental regulations

Because of the new environmental regulations many wood processing mills in the Manzhouli, Suifenhe and Erlianhot areas have stopped production [...]

Steady rise in prices of Russian wood pellets sent to Europe; exports up by 32%

The average price of Russian wood pellets sent to the European Union countries in January-July has increased by almost [...]

The European Panel Federation criticizes VOC requirements introduced in Germany

The European Wood-based Panel Federation (EPF) raises the alarm against the current threat to European harmonisation and progress posed [...]