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  • Panels July 30, 2014 15:26

    Biesse strengthens presence at Ligna

    The Italian Biesse Group has announced plans to increase their presence at the upcoming Ligna, the leading trade fair for the forestry and... [more...]

  • Market Prices July 30, 2014 13:27

    OSB prices negatively impacted Norbord's second quarter earnings

    Despite the overall US housing recovery, Norbord Inc. second quarter financial performance was influenced by dissappointing OSB prices, especially in North America. Norbord achieved EBITDA for Q2 of $33 million, which is 22%... [more...]

  • Sawmilling July 30, 2014 10:30

    German sawmills turnover slightly higher in May

    In May, the German sawmills sales have continued to rise. Compared to April, total sales, however, are... [more...]

  • Wood energy July 30, 2014 10:01

    US to cover half share of total European wood pellets imports

    There are three regional markets in the EU, with three trade flows that can be determined. The Benelux countries and the United Kingdom mainly import from the United States and Canada. Despite their significant domestic production, the Scandinavian countries, mainly Denmark and Sweden, partly depend on imports from the Baltic Region and Russia. The market for pellets in Germany, Austria and Italy is more isolated and depends mostly on the production in this region itself... [more...]

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    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...]

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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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