Archives: 2020

Evolution of Sweden’s forest industry companies in the pandemic year

    The Swedish forest industry companies' quarterly reports for the third quarter of the year have been [...]

Good Chinese demand for New Zealand logs; prices on the rise

    Domestic demand for New Zealand logs and sawn timber remains strong with domestic sales of sawn [...]

China container shortage causes freight rates to more than double

The recovery in China's manufacturing activity after the Covid-19 lockdown has surged progressively and after a halt caused [...]

Russian wood pellet exports hit record high in 3Q/2020

    Russian wood pellet exports hit a quarterly high in July-September this year, extending the trend [...]
December 9, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Wood Energy / Russia

Market consequences of West Fraser’s acquisition of Norbord

    West Fraser Timber Company, a leading supplier of lumber and other wood products extensively used in [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices recover as demand improves

It’s unbelievable for this time of year and if someone had predicted it a month ago they would have [...]

Africa’s largest wood pellet export to be operational in 2021

Hive Energy, iLive Sustainable Development, and Partners for Innovation have partnered to establish Coega Biomass Centre – Africa’s largest wood [...]

Japanese pellet imports expected to exceed 2 million tons in 2020

Japan imported a record 1.6 million metric tons of wood pellets last year, primarily from Vietnam and Canada. Wood [...]

Log and lumber demand in India expected to recover starting December

Manufacturing and construction has remained quiet in India until late November due to the Diwali festival. Economists suggest this may [...]

U.S. DoC reduces tariffs for Canadian lumber producers

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday reduced its penalties against imports of Canadian lumber, primarily from B.C [...]