Archives: February 2018

Italian woodworking machine tools production goes 11.6% up in 2017

In 2017, the Italian woodworking machine tools producers achieved a production value of Euro 2.29 billion, up by 11 [...]

Australia might permit 8-storeys high timber construction

The Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) insisted to make some changes in the National Construction Code (NCC) as to [...]

Chinese plywood companies make appeal against US antidumping duties

Chinese plywood producers, exporters and domestic importers have filed appeals at the US Court of International Trade, relating to antidumping [...]

Croatia to host the largest unedged beech lumber sawmill

Cedar ltd., Vrobovsko of Croatia has commissioned the sawmill supplier Möhringer, Wiesentheid to build a beech sawmill in Vrobovsko [...]
February 15, 2018 Market Analysis / Sawmilling / ...Europe

US lumber prices increase, even if consumption lowers

Prices for framing lumber in the US continued to rise in all species during last week. Yet, trading cooled down [...]

Record Russian wood pellets export sales in 2017

Wood pellet manufacturers in Russia have recorded record export sales in 2017. For the full year, the country exported 1 [...]
February 13, 2018 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Wood Energy / Russia

Japan’s lumber imports from Europe and North America forecast to drop

The Japanese Forestry Agency recently held a meeting for wood products demand projection for the first half of 2018.  [...]

Logs buyers in China buy directly from exporters avoiding US sawmills

Logs buyers in China have been getting used to purchase the logs directly from exporters, avoiding sawmills in the US [...]

Record wood pellet production for Germany in 2017

For the whole year 2017, Germany has produced 2,25 million tonnes of wood pellet, more than ever before. The [...]
February 13, 2018 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Wood Energy / Europe

Stora Enso announces 18.5% increase in its Wood Products division

Stora Enso's Wood Products division recorded 18.5% increase in operational earnings before investment, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA [...]