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  • Sawmilling
    Sawmilling July 30, 2014 08:21

    Schweighofer's construction of its new sawmill in Romania progresses well

    Schweighofer construction works for the new sawmill in Reci (Romania, county Covasna) are proceeding very well. At the moment the planing hall, the cutting hall and the kiln drying chambers are being built... [more...]

  • Panels
    Panels July 30, 2014 07:29

    US: Imports of plywood from China recover in April

    Hardwood plywood imports increased by 13% to 249,906 cubic metres in April, however, year-to-date imports were 5% lower than in April 2013. Imports from China recovered from a steep drop in March. April imports of hardwood plywood from China grew by 39%... [more...]

  • Market Prices July 29, 2014 13:09

    Good timber price trends in Norway

    In Norway, the negative trend in timber prices which started in June 2013 has been reversed, says the Norwegian Agricultural Agency in a press release. In one year, prices for spruce and pine increased by... [more...]

  • Forestry July 29, 2014 12:06

    Plum Creek's profit rises in the second quarter

    Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. on Monday announced second quarter earnings of $55 million on revenues of $356 million. Earnings for the second quarter of 2013 were $46 million on revenues of $303 million... [more...]

  • Market Prices July 29, 2014 10:02

    Guyana improves engagement in the EU FLEGT VPA process

    After a recent round of meetings Guyanese stakeholders are now more familiar with the VPA and Guyana's progress to date. Participation at these meetings included representatives from the industry, civil society, indigenous communities and government agencies and focussed on capacity building and the establishment of an effective communication system for the VPA process... [more...]

  • Wood energy July 29, 2014 08:50

    RusForest sells subsidiary and pellet mill in Sweden

    RusForest today announced the sale of its subsidiary, Ystad Pellets AB, which owns a non-core wood pellet mill... [more...]

  • Panels July 29, 2014 07:36

    EGGER expands production capacity in Germany

    This month the EGGER Group has inaugurated a new lamination line at its German plant in Gifhorn, Lower Saxony. EGGER has invested approximately 15 million Euro in the expansion and has thus increased production capacity by... [more...]

  • Market Prices July 28, 2014 23:28

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 29, 2014

    Framing lumber trading offered a mix of trends amid an uncertain and unsettled tone... [more...]

  • Wood Construction July 28, 2014 13:16

    Germany: Construction industry reports increased orders and turnover

    In the first five months of 2014, orders in the German construction industry rose by 4.9% in real terms compared with the same period last year. Total revenue in the construction industry from January through May 2014 was around 22.1 billion euros, an increase of... [more...]

  • Panels July 28, 2014 12:01

    Steico begins construction of its new LVL plant in Poland

    On July 16, 2014, the component manufacturer Steico has laid the foundation stone for the new Czarna Woda LVL plant near Danzig, Poland. The new production line will be built in a new 20,000 square meter hall and it is designed in the first stage to produce about 80,000 cubic meters per year... [more...]

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EU pellet demand expected to more than triple by 2020

The EU is the world’s largest wood pellets market, with a consumption of about 17.5 MMT of pellets in 2013. Based on the EC mandates and Member State incentives, the demand is expected to expand further to nearly 21.0 MMT in 2015. Consumption forecasts for 2020 range from 50 – 80 MMT (AEBIOM). Future consumption will however, depend on a range of market factors and in particular Member State incentives...[ more...]

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