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  • Forestry
  • September 02, 2015 07:54

Denmark to carry out more DNA timber testing to support EUTR

The Danish government is evaluating DNA timber testing to facilitate enforcement of the EUTR. Until now, the Danish EUTR Competent Authority (CA) as well as importers rely primarily on supplier documentation... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 01, 2015 14:39

Mellanskog to supply pulpwood for SCA's massive pulp production expansion in Östrand

SCA plans investments of SEK 7.8 billion to double pulp production capacity at Östrand mill... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 01, 2015 12:57

US wooden furniture imports highest since recession

At US$1.38 billion, May imports were the highest since the US financial crisis... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 01, 2015 10:14

Annual FSC-certified harvested wood amounts to 300 mil. m3

FSC recently conducted a comprehensive study to estimate the global volume of FSC-certified wood harvested each year. To gather the data, 1,250 FSC forest management audit reports were examined, which cover forests with an area of about 183 million hectares... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 01, 2015 09:44

Canada: Lumber production up 5.2%

Sawmills in Canada produced 5 804.7 thousand cubic metres of lumber in June 2015... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 01, 2015 08:53

France: Lumber prices in the second quarter of 2015

In the following report you can check the latest available lumber prices in France (both softwood as well as hardwood)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 01, 2015 07:29

Spanish wood industry transformed by the downturn

The Spanish timber trade suffered dramatically from the economic crisis and especially from the contraction by 70- 80% in the building sector. However, the Spanish economy and the local wood industry are slowly beginning to recover. The industry has also changed dramatically since the crisis and is now exploiting new market segments... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 31, 2015 15:15

DIY group Obi takes over Baumax

Media rumours have been speculating for weeks, now they have been confirmed. The Austrian home improvement chain Baumax has been taken over by the German DIY group Obi and the Austrian property developer Supernova... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • August 31, 2015 13:15

Japan: Construction growth slows down

Housing starts in Japan slowed more than expected in July... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 31, 2015 12:08

Stora Enso sells plant in Hungary to Belgian company

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its offset printed micro-flute packaging plant in Komárom, Hungary to ... [more...]

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special report

Russian wood pellet production expected to rise, driven by EU demand

Russian wood pellet production growth is largely encouraged by the increasing interest of the EU countries for for biofuel. Today, Russia is the third largest exporter of wood pellets to the EU, after the United States and Canada. According to Rosstat (Russian Federal Statistical Service), Russia produced 878,000 metric tons of wood pellets in 2014, nearly double from 2012... [ more...]