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Romania: Cartel forming accusations over Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger

The Romanian Competition Council has extended again the investigation on the local timber market over 35 more companies operating in [...]

UPM’s plywood production expansion in Russia on schedule

The UPM Chudovo plywood mill expansion investment, which started in late 2017, is proceeding on schedule to the production trial [...]

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood as of 16-31 March, 2019.       [...]

Canadian OSB exports doubled over the last 5 years

In 2018 Canadian OSB exports increased even more significantly than in previous years. A volume of 7.65 million m [...]

Booming Vietnamese economy as Chinese companies flee out of China to avoid trade war

The U.S. trade war with Beijing continues to boost the Vietnamese economy as companies dodge tariffs by relocating production [...]

China: 25 new particleboard plants put into operation in 2018 with 4 mil. m3 added capacity

The production capacity of China's fiberboard and particleboard is constantly changing. Some new production lines are put into construction [...]

US lumber prices drop for six consecutive weeks

While softness prevailed in prices, trading in US framing lumber picked up modestly amid drier and warmer weather in some [...]

Pfleiderer and Berneck place new orders from Siempelkamp

Two of the world's leading producers of wood processing products have placed orders for Siempelkamp's Prod-IQ® MES [...]

Russia: Lumber exports equalize exports of logs

  In 2018, Russia continued to reduce the exports of logs and increase the exports of lumber. The export [...]

Vietnam expected to surpass China as largest supplier of wooden products to the US

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially took effect on December 30, 2018 and came into [...]