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Sweden exports significantly more softwood lumber to China

The Swedish sawmills have exported 1.1 million cubic meters of sawn and planed lumber during February 2017, 6% less [...]

Austria: Softwood lumber prices recover in April

In April, softwood lumber prices in Austria rose again after a slight decrease in March. The 1-2 EUR/cbm [...]

Forecast: Japan’s wood demand and supply in 2017

Japan's Forestry Agency forecasts stable wood demand for 2017, but the housing starts is predicted to 4.4% less [...]

Swedish softwood lumber market expected to see production capacity increases in 2017

The Swedish forest industry is forecast to grow in 2017, especially in pulp, paper and wood products.    [...]

Russian forestry companies more than double profits in 2016

The Russian forest industry reported pre-tax total profit of 173.55 billion rubles ( appr. EUR 2.87 billion) in [...]

Yildiz Entegre to invest EUR 150 million in a new MDF/HDF plant in Romania

Yildiz Entegre plans to open an MDF / HDF plant near Pitesti, Romania. The investment will rise up to nearly EUR [...]

Italian woodworking technology achieves 10.4% growth in 2016; positive outlook for 2017

The Italian woodworking technology sector ended 2016 with a double digit growth of 10.4 per cent year-on-year [...]

Resolute Forest Products will pay more than $75 million a year in duties

Resolute Forest Products Inc., the world’s largest newsprint maker, announced that it will be forced to fork over as [...]

Forecast: Stability in European tropical wood trade in 2017

The European Timber Trade Federation's latest newsletter includes a commentary on the tropical hardwood trade in Europe by Armand [...]

China: Value of wood products in 2016

The total value of China’s wood products trade in 2016 fell 1.28% to US$142.2 billion. Of [...]