Archives: January 2020

European woodworking industry ‘lies at the heart of the circular bioeconomy’

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Panel [...]

European bark beetle crisis has multiple implications in global lumber markets

A new wildcard in the global supply of lumber, as well as log exports, is the rapid expansion of the [...]

Russian wood pellet production continues to grow

Russia’s wood pellet industry will continue to increase production and exports in response to growing demand from European countries [...]
January 23, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Wood Energy / Europe / Russia

B.C. sawmills hope that the horrible 2019 won’t repeat in 2020

For B.C. sawmills and loggers, 2019 was an annus horribilis that they can only hope is not repeated in [...]

Forecast: Tempered growth in European construction by 2022

Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates building work to increase only slightly in the 19 member states up to 2022. According [...]

360,000 tonnes/yr wood pellet plant to be built in Alabama

    Construction of a $99 million wood pellet production plant is planned for Demopolis, Alabama, the second [...]

Forecast: 2020 trends in global lumber demand

    Many in the industry will not remember 2019 positively. Simply put, most global markets were awash [...]

Significant rise in German softwood lumber exports to China and U.S.

    A significant surge in softwood lumber exports from Germany to China has been reported during the [...]

Rise in New Zealand prices for exported logs

The CFR sale price for A grade logs in China remained in the mid US$120s range per m3. At [...]

Stora Enso sells KVH mill in Germany

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its sawn construction timber (KVH) mill at Pfarrkirchen in Germany, to the [...]