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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 [...]

China: Upward trend in purchase prices of European spruce logs

Softwood log inventory in China has reduced by approximately 17% over the last month to 3.6m m3.   [...]

Roundwood prices in Finland rise in September

The average price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 55.2 per cubic metre, and the price for spruce [...]

Stora Enso ready to deliver CLT to the US market

Stora Enso has received approval for producing and delivering cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels to the United States in accordance [...]

US lumber prices on the rise again against normal seasonal slowdown

US lumber futures have rallied in November, fueled by strong home construction and remodeling activity amid the pandemic.   [...]

Bark beetle damaged volume in Europe expected to be at the same levels as in 2019

Damaged volume due to the beetle infestation exceeded 50 million m3 in 2018. The epidemic worsened in 2019, with damaged [...]

Largest hardwood producer in US files for bankruptcy

Northwest Hardwoods Inc., the largest hardwood lumber producer in US, retreated into Chapter 11 in Delaware last week, saying fallout [...]