Archives: 2019

Gabon timber industry hit by corruption scandal

Tropical timber is piling up at Gabon's main port as the country's logging industry reels from a corruption [...]
July 19, 2019 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / Africa

Enviva to start production at new Hamlet pellet plant

    A few days ago, the US pellet producer Enviva Partners started pellet production in the newly [...]

Chinese particleboard market optimistic despite tough economic environment

    The Chinese particleboard market has a smooth transition. Some merchants have reported that the particleboard market [...]

Global sawlog prices fall sharply in the first quarter of 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, the global sawlog prices fell to the lowest level in two years. Sawlog prices [...]

US hardwood industry still sees opportunities in the Chinese market

The market value for the U.S. hardwood lumber exports has fallen from $2.1 billion in 2017 to $1 [...]

Forecast: BC lumber production expected to drop 22% by 2023

By 2023, the B.C. Interior’s harvest will be 20 per cent lower than it was before the mountain [...]

Production of European wood-based panels grows in 2018

    The European wood-based panels industry recorded a growth in production of 1.7% in 2018 [...]

Rising trend for U.S. lumber prices continues

    Sales of framing lumber in U.S. geared down, as buyers had covered many of their [...]

New Zealand log prices drop dramatically on oversupply

    From a sale price of US$130 per JASm3 for A grade the price dropped -US [...]

Pinnacle and Tolko to build a wood pellet plant

The facility is expected to have a run-rate production capacity of 170,000 to 200,000 metric tons per [...]