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Trump considers postponing March 1st deadline for China tariffs

If the US and China could reach a trade deal, President Donald Trump might consider postponing the March 1st deadline for tariffs, he said on the 12th of February... [more...]

North American structural panel output down in the fourth quarter

North American structural panel production declined 5.8% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the third quarter, according to APA -- The Engineered Wood Association... [more...]

Ifo Institute: German economy barely escaped recession

"The German economy barely escaped recession in 2018." With this assessment, the German Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) CEO Timo Wollmershäuser has responded to the latest figures from the German Federal Statistical Office... [more...]

US hardwood exports might come to Europe instead of China

The on-going trade dispute between the US and China which may lead to an increase in tariffs on US hardwood imports into China (which currently accounts of over 50% of all US hardwood exports) from the current 10% to 25% from March onwards. The trade dispute combined with signs of slowing economic growth in China, has contributed to a sharp decline in the value of the Chinese renminbi against the US dollar.... [more...]

Boise Cascade to sell plywood plant

Boise Cascade Company has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Southern Veneer Products (Southern Veneer) to sell its plywood operations in Moncure, NC. Founded in 1998, Southern Veneer, located in Fitzgerald, GA... [more...]

Stora Enso issues its first Green Bonds

Stora Enso has successfully issued its first Green Bonds. The bonds are issued under its EMTN (Euro Medium Term Note) programme...... [more...]

Western Forest Products reports Q4 results

Western Forest Products Inc. reported adjusted EBITDA of $18.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Higher specialty lumber prices and increased lumber shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018... [more...]

Price of Swiss pellets rises slightly in February

In February 2019, the prices for wood pellets only increased slightly in Switzerland. The average price for pellets of quality ENplus A1 is ... [more...]

Italy: Storm wood auction in Trentino

A total of 276,500 m3 storm wood from the storm Vaia are being auctioned in the Trentinian community Grignio with the with expiry date February 18, 2019...... [more...]

Södra grants SEK 100 million to research

The Board of Södra has decided to allocate SEK 100 million ($10.7 million) to research, of which half will be earmarked for the development of forest management methods and technologies... [more...]

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France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

In 2019, will the poplar follow the same trend that has prevailed over the past three years? The answer is undoubtedly positive if one examines the factors favorable to the wood species that has faced two difficult decades... [ more...]

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