Archives: May 2019

Romania announces plans to ban the exports of logs

Romania's ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) has announced the intention to file a bill to ban the export of [...]

Hardwood lumber exports from U.S. to China go 40% down during Q1/2019

Hardwood lumber exports from U.S. to China fell 39.8% y-o-y to 352.0 thousand m3 in [...]

Norway: Roundwood prices rise sharply during Q1/2019

    Following a favourable 2018 for the Norwegian forest industry, when a total of 10.7 million [...]

Russia: RFP Group annouces plans for building second wood pellet plant

RFP Group plans to build a second pellet plant with a capacity of about 70 thousand tons per year.  [...]

Lumber prices in the US plunge during May

The US lumber market took a step back after showing signs in prior weeks that it might break out of [...]

West Fraser curtails production at two sawmills in BC

West Fraser announced temporary production curtailments for a duration of approximately two weeks at two British Columbia sawmills: Chasm and [...]

Germany: Sharp drop in wood pellets prices

The price of wood pellets in Germany dropped by 4.1% in May compared to the previous month.   [...]

Chinese forestry company to build several mills in Russia

    China Forestry Group Corporation (CFGC) will build mills in the Russian Far East to supply wood [...]

Italy’s Florian Group to build a wood pellet plant with EBRD support

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is granting Italian wood processor Florian SpA a € 5 million loan to [...]