Archives: March 2016

Sweden searches for new opportunities in the rising Japanese wooden house building

New opportunities arise in the Japanese construction sector for the Swedish lumber. Swedish Forest Industry President, Carina Håkansson (in [...]

Lumber prices in the US recover during March

Amid some mixed sentiment, framing lumber prices increased last week in U.S. Weather clouded the views of traders in [...]

Paris improves wood pellets use for urban heating; US to supply the demand

Paris plans to improve the use of renewable energy in the urban heating system by importing thousands of tonnes of [...]

Binderholz expands production in Finland

Binderholz Group, one of the largest manufacturers of solid wood products in Europe, has now expanded its production in Northern [...]

EPAL Euro pallets sets new record for production last year

With an increase of almost 11%, and a total of 73.6 million EPAL Euro pallets produced around the globe [...]
March 16, 2016 Market Analysis / Wood-based Panels / ...Europe

IKEA opens its first store in Morocco

After months of diplomatic difficulties between Morocco and the Swedish government, IKEA will finally open its first store in the [...]

Trudeau-Obama meeting might solve lumber trade dispute

Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Washington helped developing a closer connection in the solving of the ongoing Softwood Lumber [...]

Lumber production in Canada increased by 8% in 2015

The Canadian lumber production increased by 8% in 2015, compared to 2014. Thus, production summed 26.7 billion board feet [...]

Wood biomass is a main source of renewable energy in UNECE region

Wood energy accounts for 3.5% of the total primary energy supply (TPES) and 38.2% of the renewable energy [...]
March 8, 2016 Market Analysis / Wood Energy / ...Europe

Softwood lumber global trade reaches 10-year high in 2015

A majority of the 20 largest softwood lumber-consuming countries in the world increased their importation of lumber in 2015 [...]