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Particularly good EU demand for sapele

Looking at individual species and products, importers in several EU countries, report particularly good demand for sapele in 2017, with [...]

Georgia-Pacific to build $135 million softwood lumber production plant in Georgia

Georgia‐Pacific announced on the 20th of February that the company will build a new softwood lumber production facility in [...]

Electricity company in Finland opens new 92MW wood pellet plant

Finnish electricity company Helen, has opened a new 92MW biomass plant in Helsinki. The plant is the largest pellet-fired [...]

Setra invests in new CLT factory in order to meet booming demand

Setra plans to invest in a CLT factory in Långshyttan, as to meet the high demand for CLT in [...]

Woodworking machinery industry in Italy shows great results for 2017

2017 was a good year for the industry Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers, according to Acimall's latest figures. The value [...]

China: 18% decline in softwood log imports and 10% in hardwood log imports expected for the next 10 years

China's logs, lumber and woodchips imports have been ascending rapidly and reached very high values. Between 2012 and 2017 [...]

RACert and NEPCon to form the largest certification body in the world

NEPCon and RACert (the certification division of the Rainforest Alliance) have announced their intention to merge later this year. The [...]

China’s national standards committee revises redwood standards; recognized species down to 29 from 33

A revised national standard, (GB/T 18107-2017 effective 1 July 2018), for Chinese redwood has been released by the [...]

Canadian softwood lumber demand is forecast to remain high in the US

The ascending US housing starts and the tight softwood lumber supply from the Canadian lumber producers is expected to maintain [...]

Timber exports from Malaysia will increase by 5% in 2018

Timber exports from Malaysia are forecast to increase by 5% in 2018, from RM 23.22 billion in 2017, due [...]