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  • Wood energy
  • May 22, 2015 13:39

Graanul Invest acquires Latvian wood pellet producer; to become largest pellet producer in Europe

Company aims to produce 1.8 million tons of wood pellets in 2015 ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 22, 2015 10:01

Calls for legalisation of the China-Myanmar timber trade

China is one of Myanmar's important markets for wood products and China accounted for around 37% of Myanmar's wood product exports in 2013 valued at USD621 million...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • May 22, 2015 09:15

Metsä Board has closed the divestment of Gohrsmühle mill in Germany

The divestment would reduce Metsä Board’s annual sales by approximately EUR 90 million ... [more...]

Wood energy
  • Wood energy
  • May 22, 2015 08:26

14th Pellets Industry Forum with ENplus-Conference: Wood pellets–helping to fuel the energy transition in the heating market

Current crises, such as the conflict in Ukraine, demonstrate that Germany should increase its focus on renewable energies – not least to reduce its dependence on a limited number of suppliers of energy resources. Pellets represent an interesting option for driving forward the energy transition in the heating market. The 14th Pellets Industry Forum and the ENplus-Conference, taking place at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München from June 11–12, shine the spotlight on this growing market.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 21, 2015 15:20

Good prospects of the Swedish forest industry on the European and Chinese markets

Despite the global economy still suffering after the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and dependence of the Swedish industrial sector on it, it seems that the outlook for the timber industry is rather good in the upcoming years... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 21, 2015 13:01

Malaysia still confident of reaching US$15 billion annual earnings from timber exports

Malaysia is optimistic it can achieve the target of raising its annual timber export earnings to 53 billion ringgit ($15 billion) by 2020... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 21, 2015 10:55

Kastamonu enters the CIS laminated flooring market

Turkish Kastamonu, who launched a major MDF plant in Russia last year, recently entered the Kyrgyzstan market. Earlier on, the supplies to Tadjikistan and Belarus had been initiated. Moreover, Kastamonu collected the European EC conformity certificate, which gives the company the right to market its goods on the EU territory... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • May 21, 2015 10:29

Large increases in LVL capacity in Europe and Russia

LVL capacity in the EU is expected to rise from the current level of 410,000 m3 to 590,000 m3 by the middle of next year... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • May 21, 2015 09:35

Housing starts in US jump to seven-year high

New residential construction in United States surged in April to the highest level in more than seven years... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 21, 2015 08:29

Logs and sawnwood prices in China

This report contains latest prices of logs and sawnwood from main timber markets in China...... [more...]

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special report

Schweighofer threatens to withdraw from Romania due to the new Forestry Code

A huge scandal is ongoing in Romania's forest industry. On one side, the population which accuses the destruction of the country's forests, domestic wood processers who face bankruptcy, mass-media and NGO's who support both sides. On the other side, politicians, often accused as complices to the clearcutting of large portions of Romanian forests for profit and for failing to control illegal logging. All of this, Romanians say, for the interest of large foreign companies such as Holzindustrie Schweighofer... [ more...]

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