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Slow start to the year for EU imports of tropical veneer and plywood

EU27 imports of tropical veneer declined 4% to 64,900 cu.m in the first three months of this year. After a rapid rise last year, imports from Gabon declined 1% to 33,500 cu.m. ... [more...]

Stora Enso to invest in Anjala-Ingerois and Nymölla production sites

Stora Enso has decided to invest Euro 21 million to improve the competitiveness and environmental performance of the Anjala-Ingerois production sites. Stora Enso will also invest Euro 26 million in modernising the pulp production at Nymölla in Sweden...... [more...]

US lumber futures fall 18%

US lumber futures fell 18% last week in the biggest weekly decline for most-active futures in records going back to 1986, as analysts say buyers are balking at still historically high prices..... [more...]

New FEP Chairman

After 12 years of dedicated service to FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet Industry, Mr Lars Gunnar Andersen has decided to resign from his position of Chairman..... [more...]

China: Log import prices rising high this year

For the Chinese timber import market, the start of 2021 can be described as spectacular. The prices of most wood species have shown a state of skyrocketing. This is quite rare in recent years, especially for prices of imported European spruce and New Zealand radiata pine logs, which have increased to a record high...... [more...]

Solid start to the year for Arauco

Arauco, one of the world's largest wood panel manufacturers, reported sales revenue of USD 1,346.7 million during the first quarter of 2021 (1Q-2021)...... [more...]

Swiss pellet prices drop slightly in June

In June 2021, pellet prices in Switzerland slowed the downward trend from the previous month. On average, they reach a value of 330.6 CHF / t (-0.2%) - after a minus of 4.9% to 331.2 CHF / t in May...... [more...]

Swedish gross felling remained high during 2020

The Swedish gross felling in 2020 amounted to 93.3 million m3 standing volume..... [more...]

Japanese housing starts rise in March

Japan’s housing market continues to fight an uphill battle, despite some signs of improvement...... [more...]

Canfor to build a new sawmill in US

Canfor Corporation will invest approximately US$160 million to build a new sawmill near DeRidder, Louisiana, company announced. The company will receive state and local incentives in support of the project...... [more...]

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US to increase tariffs on softwood lumber imports from Canada

The U.S. Commerce Department is taking steps to increase preliminary tariffs on softwood lumber imports from Canada...... [ more...]

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High US demand for European lumber

Unrelenting building demand, the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst other things, has kept U.S. sawmills from being able to catch up with that unabated demand...... [ more...]

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France: Oak prices on the rise again

France: Oak prices on the rise again

After a lull in 2020 - mainly due to the effects of coronavirus pandemic - the prices of oak logs in France are now clearly on the rise. At the recent National Forests Office (ONF) auctions, prices climbed an average of 15% year-on-year ...... [ more...]

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