Archives: August 2019

Current state of the Canadian wood pellet industry

The Canadian wood pellet industry is export-oriented with high production capacity and exports far exceeding domestic demand. Overseas demand [...]

Czechia boosts exports of beetle wood to China

Logs exported from the Czech Republic to China have increased significantly this year, as a result of a record harvesting [...]

Wood pellet production hits new record in Germany

Due to increasing wood stocks in the German forests, the production of wood pellets has been steadily increasing for years [...]
August 19, 2019 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Wood Energy / Europe

Boom in Finland’s softwood lumber exports to Egypt; exports to China collapse

Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world increased by 5% in the first five months of 2019. The softwood lumber [...]

China: Price overview for wood-based panels in July

    At present, the market trend of plywood in China is relatively bleak, and there are very [...]

Russia might stop duties of exports of birch logs

    Recently, the Russian Federal Government's Committee on Foreign Trade and Tariff Policy Protection Measures has [...]
August 13, 2019 Latest Trends / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / Russia

Lower prices in Asia cause sharp drop in Metsa Group’s revenues

The profit of the major Finnish forest industry company Metsa Group worsened remarkably in April-July, as prices in China [...]

BC’s Sinclar Group to curtail lumber production

In another hit to the B.C. forest industry, the Sinclar Group announced temporary production curtailments at lumber operations in [...]

European hardwood industry still strong despite slow construction sector

According to latest Eurostat figures, building construction contracted by 0.2% in May over April 2019, while civil engineering output [...]

Stormwood from the Italian Alps sold to China

    Between 27 and 29 October 2018, the Vaia storm destroyed 41,491 hectares of woods in [...]
August 8, 2019 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Europe