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Global Trends Review, June 16-29, 2014: New acquisitions and projects in the North American pellet industry; China blocks container shipping alliance

7 July 2014 ` 14:39  
RWE Innogy is selling the largest operating US pellet factory, Georgia Biomass in Texas, as Holzkurier reported. The company is going to dispose of biomass assets as non-core business. The mill was launched in May 2011 and has...

Global Trends Review, June 02-15, 2014: large M&A deals in the Baltics; EU parquet trends in Q1

20 June 2014 ` 11:07  
On 10 June 2014, Metsä Group agreed to sell its Estonian subsidiary Metsä Wood Eesti AS to the local company Combimill OÜ. Simultaneously with the transaction, the parties have agreed on commercial cooperation in raw material procurement as...

Global Trends Review, May 19 – June 01, 2014: China’s domestic timber output share remained at 51%; European Q1 timber trade statistics

10 June 2014 ` 01:16  
China’s domestic timber production rose 2% to 83.67 million m3 in 2013, ITTO reported. Timber imports (logs and sawnwood) rose 18% to 79.16 million m3 log equivalent, and the value of China’s timber imports grew 26% to $16.1...

Global Trends Review, May 05-18, 2014: housing market forecasts in EU; new biofuel investments in Canada, Japan and Europe

24 May 2014 ` 19:10  
The building permits development in 2013 remained negative and is expected to decline in 2014 in France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands, though the latter three showed some positive developments, says Fordaq quoting the latest Arch-Vision report on...

Global Trends Review, April 07-20, 2014: raw wood concerns around the world; lumber production in Finland predicted to grow 2% in 2014

24 April 2014 ` 21:01  
According to the latest Eurostat figures quoted by Fordaq, in 2013 not only the sawmills from Europe made their presence obvious on the Chinese market, but also EU’s softwood log exporters more than tripled their deliveries compared to...

Global Trends Review, March 24 – April 06, 2014: The year in Europe starts with growing construction; China bans logging in Heilongjiang

14 April 2014 ` 19:58  
In January 2014 compared with January 2013, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 8.8% in the euro area (EU18) and by 7.3% in the EU28, as Fordaq said quoting Eurostat. The highest increases in production...

Global Trends Review, March 10-23, 2014: CLT and other engineered products are conquering new markets

26 March 2014 ` 22:32  
Idaho Forest Group (US) and Johann Offner Group (Austria) have announced plans to introduce CLT technology to the United States together, Holzkurier reported. The new company will primarily market a product known in German-speaking countries as KLH, a...

Global Trends Review, February 24 – March 09, 2014: China boosts investments into foreign timber processing; Moody’s anticipates pulp price decline

13 March 2014 ` 16:44  
Chinese timber enterprises are rapidly increasing foreign investments. Around $1.3 billion has been already allocated in some 20 countries, mainly for logging and primary processing, but with growing interest in wood product manufacturing, as ITTO reported. Recently, both...

Global Trends Review, January 27 – February 09, 2014: OSB demand booming in UK, but probably at risk in Central Europe

12 February 2014 ` 02:59  
Canadian Norbord company is going to expand its Inverness OSB mill in UK in order to meet an anticipated 50% increase in OSB consumption during the next decade, TTJ reported. Earlier the company completed a detailed feasibility study...

Global Trends Review, January 13-26, 2014: results of 2013 for Central European sawmillers; pellet prices stable, but under pressure

3 February 2014 ` 15:45  
At the beginning of the year the average price of wood pellets in Germany has slightly decreased, as the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV) reported. January price is €284.93/t, which is 0.2% lower than in December...

Global Trends Review, December 16-22, 2013: construction volume to drop by 3% in Europe this year, to grow 0.9% in 2014

27 December 2013 ` 14:01  
Euroconstruct forecasts a decline of 3% by comparison to the preceding year in European construction output to €1.3 billion, reports EUWID Wood. This estimation made at the end of November reflects a slight adjustment downwards from the estimation...

Global Trends Review, December 09-15, 2013: China creates national timber trading online system

20 December 2013 ` 12:03  
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced the establishment of a Timber and Wood Products Spot Trading Platform, ITTO reported. This trading platform will be open nationally and will provide a comprehensive timber industry service...