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Stora Enso invests EUR 25 million to boost green energy generation at Maxau Mill

Stora Enso has decided to install a new steam turbine with a closed-loop cooling system and additional biomass storage at its mill in Maxau, Germany... [more...]

EU market for wood windows flat in 2017

There was little growth in the market for wood windows in the EU in 2017. The total value of wood windows supplied to the EU increased only 0.7% to €6.07 billion in 2017 following a 2.8% decline the previous year... [more...]

Indonesia and Austria strengthen trade in wood products

Indonesia trades FLEGT licensed wood products throughout the EU including to Austria. As of September 2017... [more...]

U.S. housing starts drop sharply in June

After reporting a sharp increase in new residential construction in the U.S. in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a much steeper than expected pullback in housing starts in the month of June... [more...]

Martin Leibrandt leaves EPAL

The Board and General Assembly of the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) have decided to end cooperation with the EPAL CEO, Martin Leibrandt... [more...]

Myanmar: Independent third party certification bodies ready to start work

Analysts in contact with Myanmar exporters say the consensus amongst timber exporters is that it is increasingly obvious that the trade in teak products to EU is set to decline sharply. One exporter said that until the country has a verifiable chain of custody system which allows EU importers to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the EUTR trade will be hampered... [more...]

Wood Construction

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

In May 2018 compared with April 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

German hardwood prices expected to rise

This year, the representatives of the German hardwood sawmills and forestry companies met before the summer break in Kassel, Germany. Many German sawmills complained of a poor supply situation - coming from last season... [more...]

Pellet prices in Germany falling slightly in July

The price of wood pellets in Germany fell again slightly in July, as shown by the survey of the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV)... [more...]

Vietnam the top source of woodchips for China

China’s woodchip imports in 2017 amounted to 11.45 million cubic metres valued at US$190 million, a year on year decline of 2% in volume and 0.3% in value... [more...]

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France: too much softwood in the east?

France: too much softwood in the east?

At the beginning of the summer of 2018, the French softwood market is characterized by two very different situations. On the one hand, the sawnwood market confirms its favourable position, which was observed in the last quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the roundwood market gets stagnant, resulting in lower demand and lower log prices in the French east... [ more...]

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