European trade of wood chips up substantially as sawmills ramp up production

European trade of wood chips up substantially as sawmills ramp up production
    Softwood lumber production in Europe has increased steadily increased over the past five years. Consequently, additional volumes of sawmill by-products, including wood chips, shavings, and sawdust, have become available to other sectors in the forest industry. The added wood fiber supply has predominantly benefitted pulpmills, manufacturers of wood-based panels, and wood pellet producers. Residual chips is typically a preferred lower-cost fiber furnish as compared to costlier small-diameter logs.    Over the past five years, the annual volume of residuals generated from Europe's sawmills has increased to an estimated ...

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