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China's economy slows down in November 2018

The Chinese economy slowed down in November as reported by industrial production & retail sales reports. ... [more...]

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Estonia: Roundwood prices on the rise in October

Roundwood prices in Estonia increased again in October 2018, similar to the rapid rise in prices which started at the end of 2017 and lasted until the beginning of 2018... [more...]

Holzindustrie Schweighofer to build a biomass cogeneration plant at its Kodersdorf mill in Germany

Holzindustrie Schweighofer is investing € 24 million in the construction of a biomass cogeneration plant (heat and power) at its site in Kodersdorf...... [more...]

Germany: Building permits up slightly in Jan.-Oct. 2018

From January to October 2018, the construction of a total of 289,700 apartments was permitted in Germany. As reported by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 1.2% or 3,500 more building permits were reported as compared to the same period of the previous year... [more...]

Finland boosts softwood logs imports from the Baltics and Poland

Finland’s softwood logs imports rose by 65% in the first nine months of the year, up to 1.3 million cubic meters. In volume, Finnish imports rose by 92%, up to EUR 87 million... [more...]

Several plywood mills in Malaysia and Indonesia forced to stop production

Several plywood mills in Malaysia and Indonesia were forced to stop production due to serious supply shortage, while all mills are in danger by the high log costs and the low sales prices for plywood products in both countries... [more...]

Global softwood sawlog prices dropping in the 3Q/18

Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3.7% from the 2Q/18 to the 3Q/18, the second consecutive q-o-q decline... [more...]

European softwood lumber exports to China down sharply this year

Softwood lumber exports from the European Union countries to China went down by -26% during January-September 2018 from last year's same period of time... [more...]

European Commission approves acquisition of Fibria by Suzano

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Fibria by Suzano, both active in the production and supply of wood pulp from eucalyptus trees. The decision is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Suzano. ...... [more...]

Välinge to file a lawsuit for patent infringement against Oneflor Europe

Välinge has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against the Belgian entity Oneflor Europe. The lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Mannheim in Germany, asserts unauthorized use of Välinge’s patented technology... [more...]

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France: bark beetle destabilizes  spruce roundwood markets

France: bark beetle destabilizes spruce roundwood markets

Over the last year, in Europe, natural hazards have been сoming one after another and have destabilized the coniferous forest markets. It all started with the storms of October 2017... [ more...]

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