About 28 million m3 was unloaded at the country’s ports last year.
VDMA expects 5% decrease of real production in 2020 amid virus outbreak.
According to Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, weak industrial production worldwide and growing protectionism have left their mark on the export balance of mechanical engineering companies from Germany.
Wood pellet sales volume has risen by 19.5% to 3,564 thousand tonnes.
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) issued a statement signalling the sector’s serious concern over disruptions to Canada’s rail transport system.
New Zealand log exporters are bracing themselves for supply chain problems in China due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Some forest owners are already reducing their harvesting rate.
This has led to increased competitiveness of sawmills in Central and Northern Europe.
Mild weather during the autumn and winter period has impacted harvesting operations in some parts of Södra’s forestry operations area. Harvesting operations will now be diverted to land with sufficient soil compaction to prevent driving damage.
The entire forest industry would be paralyzed for two weeks, since the strikes are targeted at 110 factories and companies in Finland.
In 2020, company expects robust demand to continue for most UPM businesses, whereas demand decline is expected to continue for UPM Communication Papers.
Building materials prices have declined an average of 0.1% per month over the last 12 months, and the price of goods used in residential construction has risen 1.3% in 2019.
In October, Canfor Corporation has entered into agreement with Great Pacific. Under the terms of this agreement, Great Pacific, which along with its affiliates owns 51% of the shares of Canfor, will acquire all of the shares it does not already own.
The country has shipped almost 32 million m3 of lumber this year, representing 23% of globally traded lumber.
The exciting part of this particular adjustment is finding new opportunities. Opportunities that work for the individual facility location, not dictated by larger industry dynamics or by government.
Company's Wood Business Unit booked 18 new plant orders by the end of November.
Enviva's co-founder and executive vice president of sales and marketing Thomas Meth says the global production of pellets will grow to 57 million tons by 2028. This will be facilitated by growing demand in Asian markets - only in Japan, the demand for pellets will exceed 7.7 million tons per year by 2028.
Wood Markets Group president Russell Taylor says BC Interior has an advantage over the West coast of USA, but mainly because of currency. If there were any subsidies, American companies would be buying mills in Canada and they are not.
We have started the implementation of strategic projects, including the upgrading of the Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill. It is planned to switch to a new organizational model and implement a single strategy for managing structural change.
The growth of the construction market in the USA and China, as well as the geopolitical situation in the MENA region will stimulate an increase in lumber production in Europe.