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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 [...]

European importers discouraged from importing Myanmar teak

Given continuing controversy in the EU over whether Myanmar teak can be traded in compliance with EUTR requirements, importers were [...]

Changes to US GSP could distrupt Indonesian and Brazilian wood products exports

In a recent statement the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) said it believes the wood products export target for [...]

Timber backlogs grow at Douala Port

One factor in the contraction in Cameroon’s EU exports, which started in 2016, cited by a number of EU [...]

Homag Group sees dropping incoming orders due to lower Chinese demand

In the first half of 2018 (1H-2018), the Homag Group recorded an increase in sales over the previous year [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production on the rise, while Candian output falls

U.S. sawmills produced 14.752 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2018 [...]

Downward trend in Latvian sawn softwood exports

Sawn and planed sawn softwood exports from Latvia went down by 15% during the Q1/2018, to 603,000 m3 [...]

China introduces FSC national forest stewardship standard

China launches FSC national forest stewardship standard, reports FSC in its press release. Thus, China is the second country in [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]