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Potential Chinese trade tariff and Brexit impacts on the European hardwood market

Projecting into 2019, importers were concerned at the potential for an increase in market impacts of Chinese tariffs on US [...]

U.S. softwood lumber demand expected to reach all-time high by 2030

U.S. softwood lumber demand will grow at an annual rate of 2.3 per cent through 2030, which will [...]

Finnish sawmill industry kept alive by Asian demand

Last spring, Finlands sawmill industry said that pulp mills growing hunger for wood and the rising price of raw lumber [...]

EU demand for wood pellets to rise to 24 million tonnes this year; Italy and the UK the main consumers

The EU is the world’s largest wood pellet market, with consumption of about 22.7 MMT (million metric tonnes [...]

Asia to drive wood pellets demand over the next decade

Western Europe has long been the world’s largest market for wood pellets used in heat and power production. But [...]

Cautious optimism about future EU plywood demand

Looking to the future, despite recent supply issues and price hikes, EU importers say that they remain cautiously optimistic to [...]

Solid EU plywood demand, rising import prices

Against this background, European plywood importers variously describe demand ranging from ‘stable and sound’ and ‘at a good level’, to [...]

Firming demand for plywood in EU but sales suffer from supply problems and price rises

The European plywood market faces a combination of buoyant demand, mounting competition for product from other leading consumer countries plus [...]

Swedish sawmills should tackle global falling demand for pine lumber with more niche products

Swedish sawmills and wood-processing companies are operating at high activity levels due to a high demand on the global [...]

Asian demand for wood pellets booming in 2017

Asia’s demand for biomass is growing rapidly. Wood pellet imports into South Korea and Japan have grown exponentially in [...]