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US Non-Canadian softwood lumber imports register 10-year high; imports from Europe boom

US softwood lumber imports (excluding the Canadian shipments) reach decade high in the first of the year, due to a [...]

Large Australian wood pellet restarts production after five years

Wood pellet processing plant in Albany, Australia, is set to be recommissioned after five years of care and maintenance.  [...]

Global trade in softwood lumber driven up by Chinese huge demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

Japan prepares for biomass power plant surge and boosts imports of wood chips

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

Up to 18 storeys timber buildings to be allowed in China

China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) issued “Technical standard for multi-storey and high-rise timber [...]

Kronospan plans massive investments in Belarus

Kronospan plans to make more investments in the development of the woodworking industry in Belarus.     Kronospan [...]

France: Oak sawlog prices continuously on the rise

Oak log prices have been going up in France since 2013 and sawyers around the country are wondering about the [...]

Vietnam: Value of wood and wood products exports expected to surpass US$ 8 billion this year

Vietnam's wood and wood products exports are forecast to reach $8 billion in 2017, up from $7.3 billion [...]

Top North American softwood lumber producers

Top 40 Canadian and US softwood lumber producers held a steady production growth in 2016, due to the cooperation of [...]

Sweden’s pine becomes increasingly more attractive in China

China’s softwood lumber imports from Sweden have been increasing in recent years due to the fact that the Sweden [...]