Archives: July 2018

European construction growth expected to slow

The construction industry in Europe is losing some momentum. The rise is expected to increase by 2.7% this year [...]

Myanmar might allow exports of raw timber produced in plantations

Raw timber produced from Myanmar's private forest plantations can now be exported, U Zaw Min, deputy director general of [...]

Costs for wood pellet producers in North America on the rise

Wood fiber costs for pellet producers in both Canada and the US were slightly higher in the 1Q/18 than [...]

Canada imposes 10% duties on imports of US plywood

Starting July 1 Canada imposed a 10% import duty on plywood and upholstered seating furniture made in the U.S [...]

Revival of the Greek timber industry ongoing

In Greece, the level of timber trade is still restricted following the financial crises which came to a head in [...]

Conifex Timber increases capacity by 50% with acquisition of US South sawmills

Conifex Timber, publicly listed softwood forest products company operating in the Northern Interior region of British Columbia, Canada, has completed [...]

Chinese wood products companies relocate to Vietnam due to US tariffs

Wood and wooden products manufacturers in China have been imposed 25% tariffs on all exports on the US market, as [...]

Overview of the Vietnamese wood pellet market

The wood pellet exports from Vietnam have gone from nearly zero to approximately 2.75 million metric tonnes per year [...]

CatchMark Timber finalizes acquisition of 1.1 million acres in Texas

    CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. completes acquisition of 1.1 million acres of prime East Texas timberlands [...]

Kronospan to invest US$463 million in Alabama expansion project

    Austrian wood-based panel producer Kronospan plans to increase the investment in their Oxford, Alabama expansion [...]