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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 6, 2018

Following a measured start to trading, framing lumber sales picked up after midweek, and many key prices continued for forge higher. More price records fell, while many other prices having already far surpassed previous highs moved higher still... [more...]

Enviva acquires Colombo Energy pellet plant in South Carolina

Enviva Holdings announced that it has completed the acquisition of a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina and related assets from The Navigator Company, S.A., a Portuguese paper and pulp company... [more...]

Germany: Price of wood pellets slightly up in February

The colder temperatures throughout Germany are causing a slight increase in the price of wood pellets in February... [more...]

US housing starts rise sharply in January

US housing starts recovered in January after the sharp drop from the previous month, according to data released by the US Commerce Department.... [more...]

Brazilian timber companies expecting tough trading conditions in 2018

Despite the growth in export volumes in 2017 revenue continues to be below expectations, prompting the timber industry not to be too optimistic for the coming year... [more...]

Indonesia: Plantation production can underpin export growth

The Secretary General in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Bambang Hendroyono, said Indonesia will export wood products worth around US$12 billion this year.... [more...]

Brazil: 41% of the wood harvested in Mato Grosso of illegal origin

Approximately 41% of the timber exploited in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is in unauthorized areas. The Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV) presented this conclusion, after it mapped the activity based on satellite images collected between August 2013 and July 2016 and compared them to the authorizations to exploit the material... [more...]

EU imports of wood pellets from the US up by 10%

During the first eleven months of 2017, the US wood pellets exports to the European Union countries went up by 10%, amounting to 4,96 million tonnes, as compared to the same period of 2016... [more...]

Sales of the German furniture industry declined slightly in 2017

The German furniture industry achieved an almost stable sales development in 2017. Although sales fell by 0.6% to € 17.9 billion last year... [more...]

Cameroon increases log export duties

A considerable surge in log FOB asking prices was recorded in Central/West Africa. This is the result of producers trying to pass on a new 15% increase in export duties on logs imposed by the government of Cameroon... [more...]

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France: maritime pine prices spike in the south-west

France: maritime pine prices spike in the south-west

There is the maritime pine price hike in the French south-west. Gascon mill owners and those from across the Atlantic coast of France have not known such enthusiasm for many years... [ more...]