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  • Panels
  • August 28, 2015 10:13

Chinese hardwood plywood performing well in UK and Benelux region

Continued growth in Chinese hardwood plywood deliveries to Europe in 2015 is almost entirely due to three countries: the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 28, 2015 09:01

SCA reorganizes structure

Makes investments in newly created Forest Products division... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 28, 2015 07:57

Välinge signs a new 2G/5G wood license in China

Chinese company Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Välinge for the use of the 2G/5G locking system for their engineered wood flooring... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 27, 2015 15:00

Kastamonu seeks a 20% share on the Russian laminate flooring market

There's a downturn tendency in the EU and Chinese shipments of laminate flooring to Russia. However, this gives a good business opportunity for the Turkish Kastamonu to gradually expand production volumes at its Russian site in SEZ Alabuga... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 27, 2015 13:54

Switzerland: Strong franc the main cause of a bad business year

The Swiss Timber Market Commission (HMK) sees a timber market negatively impacted by a weak economic environment and a massive strong Swiss franc. The euro area is no stimulent for growth and the downturn in China recently unsettled the whole world. During the 26th of August meeting, the HMK agreed again on two separate trends: Swiss sawyers which indicate stable prices; and forest owners, which expect to adapt to the slightly improved exchange rate.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 27, 2015 11:38

Roundwood price going downwards in Estonia

Sawlog prices have become cheaper in June both as compared to the previous month as well as compared to last year... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • August 27, 2015 10:09

German Pellets improves turnover in the first half of 2015

In the first half year of 2015, the German Pellets Group managed to improve market position and make investments for future growth... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 27, 2015 09:54

Prospects for the European plywood markets still uncertain

While plywood importers are generally satisfied with the market situation in Central and Northern Europe in the first half of 2015, there is still uncertainty about the future... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 27, 2015 09:32

Rougier acquires new forest concession in Africa

Rougier has announced the allocation of a forest concession of about 270,000 hectares in the Central African Republic. The French company is one of the main owners of forests in Africa, with more than... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • August 26, 2015 14:47

Dutch company to build $50 million worth wood processing complex in Arkhangelsk region

The project of a woodworking facilities cluster including a pellet plant and a biofuel heat generating site was discussed at the meeting of Arkhangelsk region government members. The project was proposed by Gazprom Teploenergo and the Dutch A.Hak Renewable Energy B.V. ... [more...]

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special report

Russian wood pellet production expected to rise, driven by EU demand

Russian wood pellet production growth is largely encouraged by the increasing interest of the EU countries for for biofuel. Today, Russia is the third largest exporter of wood pellets to the EU, after the United States and Canada. According to Rosstat (Russian Federal Statistical Service), Russia produced 878,000 metric tons of wood pellets in 2014, nearly double from 2012... [ more...]

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