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China’s demand for softwood logs and lumber still sluggish in the third quarter

    The implementation of pandemic prevention and control measures in China in the first half of the [...]

Wood pellet producers in U.S. urge consumers to stock up

    Wood pellet manufacturers in U.S. are urging the owners of wood pellet heating appliances to [...]

Use of CLT expected to rise in U.S.

    Developed in Germany and Austria roughly 30 years ago, cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been used [...]

Timber trade in Finland falls by 30%

Between January and July 2022, the volume of timber trade in Finland fell by 30% compared to a year ago [...]

Ikea announces further investments in Chinese market

Ingka Group, the parent group of Swedish home furnishing giant Ikea, will invest 5.3 billion yuan (EUR 770 million [...]

France: Lumber prices for Q2/2022

As the below table shows, Q2/2022 prices for various lumber products in France have shown a considerable rise both [...]

UK plans to suspend fuel quality requirements for wood pellets

    The government has proposed to “temporarily suspend” the fuel quality requirement for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI [...]
August 29, 2022 Latest Trends / Wood Energy / ...Europe

Wood pellet prices in Estonia triple yoy

The price of wood pellets used for heating has tripled on year, and representatives of some companies foresee the risk [...]

Borg Manufacturing starts thin MDF board production at Oberon site in Australia

    Borg Manufacturing produced its first board on the new MDF plant made by Siempelkamp. This milestone [...]

Russian plywood industry in crisis

The Russian plywood industry, hit hardest by EU sanctions, continued to decline. Russia's domestic plywood market has seen excess [...]