Finland: Sawn softwood production up 15% in Q1/2017 as Chinese demand booms

    The Finnish forest industry notably increased its production of sawn softwood timber and plywood at the [...]

Record high in US wood furniture imports

US wood furniture imports reached a record high in 2016, at US$16.7 billion, up by 3% from 2015 [...]

China’s interest in Swedish wood confirmed during trade fairs

    In March 2017 Swedish Wood participated in the CIFM fair in Guangzhou, China, together with 10 [...]

US plywood imports from Malaysia triple

US hardwood plywood imports declined in February after two consecutive months of growth. February imports decreased 9% to 313,168 [...]

Chinese Yihua plans $1 billion investment in Gabon’s timber industry

Yihua Enterprise (Group) Co Ltd announced that is going to expand its  business in Africa with a $1 billion investment [...]

Wood pellets demand is forecast to grow in South Korea

The industrial wood pellets demand in South Korea is forecast to grow over the next 50 years. Yet, despite this [...]

Ruble’s devaluation has resulted in major cost reductions at Russian sawmills

In contrast with the tough situation the Russian forestry industry faced in 2012-2014, it now has a formidable development [...]

The European parquet market reports moderate growth

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 27 April 2017 and discussed [...]

US sawmills increase softwood lumber production in January-February

US sawmills produced 5.285 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first two months of 2017, a [...]

Brazilian wood-based products rise 12.2% in March

In March 2017 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 12,2% in value compared to [...]