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Roundwood prices in Finland grew by 6% during 2018

For the Finnish wood industry, the year 2018 was characterized by a clear rise in the real stumpage prices of [...]

Chinese forestry industry wants to boost its output by 50% until 2025

China's top forestry authority has made plans to boost the forestry industry and set development goals. The industry pledges [...]

US housing starts reported as weak; possible economic recession ahead

    A number of market analysts have pointed to signs of weakness in the U.S. housing [...]

Wood pellets price in Austria reach EUR 250/tonne in February

Enplus A1 wood pellets' price in Austria got up to an average of € 250 per tonne, or 5.11 Cent [...]

Malvaux’s acquisition of Rougier won’t affect the European plywood market

    The acquisition of the €30 million turnover timber and plywood business Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux by plywood [...]

Belgium: Decospan to double wood veneer capacity

    The Belgian manufacturer of veneered panels Decospan plans to double its production capacity at the Menen [...]

John Deere reports sharp growth in its forestry and construction division

    Deere & Company reported net income of $ 498.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal [...]

Plywood business in Europe might have a very difficult 2019

European plywood businesses say they anticipate ‘a lot of challenges’ this year and one predicted ‘very difficult trading’.   [...]

Stora Enso implements first measure of its cost-cutting programme: reduces a shift at Ala sawmill

    In Sweden, Stora Enso has announced that 23 employees at its sawmill in Ala have received [...]

US imports of China’s hardwood plywood fall by 76%

    US imports of hardwood plywood increased in volume by 11% in November but are still down [...]