Germany: Wood pellet production falls below 2 million tonnes in 2016

The German wood pellet industry fell short of expectations during 2016, due to the low oil price, which has slowed [...]

Weyerhaeuser plans to invest US$ 300 million in its wood products business in 2017

Weyerhaeuser Co. is planning capital expenditure on its wood products business of some US$300 million in 2017, with US [...]

US softwood lumber prices drop but still way higher than last year

Prices of framing lumber weakened by varying degrees. Trading ranged from a standoff between buyers and sellers, such as in [...]

Strong growth in US engineered wood flooring imports

Strong growth in engineered wood flooring imports US imports of hardwood wood flooring decreased in 2016, while assembled flooring panel [...]

Sweden exports more softwood lumber in 2016

Swedish sawmills have increased their exports of sawn and planed softwood lumber by 1%, to just under 13 million cbm [...]

US sawmills increased their softwood lumber output y-o-y

U.S. softwood sawmills increased production by 3.4% in 2016 to 32.722 billion board ft. (bbf), up from [...]

Trade envoy for British Columbia says the US still needs time for new softwood lumber talks

British Columbia announced that the province is ready to fight for its lumber producers in the trade war on softwood [...]

New Zealand’s exports of logs to India dropped by 62% due to currency issues

New Zealand's exports of logs to India have decreased by 62% year-on-year, for fear of falling demand [...]

Decline in US hardwood plywood imports from tropical countries

US imports of hardwood plywood declined 4% in 2016 from the previous year. In 2015 plywood imports increased 12%. A [...]

Large Japanese wood companies boost imports of wood pellets and chips

Trading houses and electricity retailers in Japan are currently increasing the imports of wood chips and palm shells due to [...]