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Companies in the timber industry

European African timber operations transferred to Asian companies

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

China: Wood-based panels manufacturers to cease production due to new ‘green’ protection policy

According to the Chinese government’s environmental policy called the “Three-Year Plan on Defending the Blue Sky” industrial enterprises [...]

Drax completed fourth biomass unit conversion

Drax has switched on its fourth biomass generating unit—taking the power station in North Yorkshire a step closer to [...]

Japanese Sumitomo expands in US

Sumitomo Forestry has acquired a 60% equity interest in the United States Mark III Properties.    The [...]

Revenue growth of Russia’s largest sawmills up sharply in 2017

    In 2017, the total revenue of the 10 biggest forest products companies in Russia amounted 339 [...]

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 [...]

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.     [...]

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 [...]

Metsä’s bioproduct mill reached nominal pulp capacity

Metsä Group has announced that its next-generation, bioproduct mill in Aanekoski, Finland, has reached its nominal capacity in August [...]