Archives: 2015

Insolvent German Pellets has several prospective buyers

The insolvent wood pellet manufacturer German Pellets GmbH may well continue its operations, according to the German media, as there [...]

Bergs Timber to acquires Norvik’s Jarl Timber

Bergs Timber AB signed a letter of intent to acquire all of Jarl Timber’s shares, a subsidiary of Norvik [...]

Global furniture trade hits US$128 billion

The Italy-based furniture industry research association CSIL analysis of world furniture trade, which draws on data from the world [...]

Canadian lumber giants to be affected by slow US housing market

The US housing market is stumbling, which makes two of Canada’s top lumber producers, West Fraser Timber Co. and [...]

Nippon Paper to start production of wood pellets

Nippon Paper Industries, Tokyo, plans to produce heavy efficient-burning wood pellets as to use them as biomass fuel for [...]

Softwood lumber prices drop in major global markets

Global trade of softwood lumber has continued to trend upward ever since the global financial crises in 2008. In 2014 [...]

Changing plywood market shares in EU imports

EU plywood import trade have varied very widely between different products types over the last four years. Tropical hardwood plywood [...]
March 15, 2015 Market Analysis / Wood-based Panels / ...China / Europe

Canadian sawmills continue to expand in the U.S.

Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers reported modest gains in 2014 as lumber demand continues to rise slowly (but [...]

Cross-laminated timber arrives to America

A super-strong engineered wood product popular in Europe, known as cross-laminated timber (CLT), is coming to America under [...]

Lumber Liquidators faces criminal charges for importing illegally harvested wood

Lumber Liquidators on Wednesday revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice is contemplating criminal charges under the Lacey Act [...]