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Japan wood pellet imports up by 36% in 2019

Japan’s market for wood pellets continues to expand rapidly. The policy-driven market opportunity for foreign wood pellet suppliers [...]

Global softwood lumber production is forecast to grow by 1.6% in 2020

In reviewing 2019, where Europe is grouped as “one region,” the five largest producers are Europe, the U.S., Canada [...]

European bark beetle crisis could have far-reaching implications in global lumber markets

A new wildcard in the global supply of lumber, as well as log exports, is the rapid expansion of the [...]

Russia wood pellet production continues to grow in response to growing European demand

Russia’s wood pellet industry will continue to increase production and exports in response to growing demand from European countries [...]

Euroconstruct forecasts only a slight rise in construction by 2022

Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates building work to increase only slightly in the 19 member states up to 2022. According [...]

2020 wood pellet market forecast: European pellet demand to outpace supply

The biomass market faces unprecedented demand levels in 2020, with upcoming base-load power generation capacity due to add around [...]

China’s log market seriously impacted by the bark beetle crisis in Europe

The price for an A grade log in the China log market has remained around USD 124 per JASm3. The [...]

Pellet prices in Germany on the rise in December 2019

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased by 1.3% as compared to the previous month. The current nationwide [...]

Global lumber market trends in 2020

In North America at least, 2019 will be remembered as the hangover from the 2018 first-half price spike that [...]

Slight decline in U.S. softwood lumber production for Jan.-Oct. 2019

U.S. sawmills produced 29.909 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 10 months of 2019 [...]