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FEA: forest products markets will ‘bounce back’ after sharp decline in mid-2020

31, Mar 2020

As Canadians enter the second week of self-isolation in an attempt to “flatten the curve,” and limit the spread of COVID-19, the economic impact of what is essentially a global shutdown is already being felt.

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Getting to zero carbon with mass timber technology

27, Mar 2020

As the topic of climate change continues to grow in prominence, it’s growing more difficult to ignore the outsized carbon impact of buildings, which account for nearly 40 percent of global carbon emissions.

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The EU MDF Market to Post Moderate But Steady Growth

02, Mar 2020

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - MDF - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings. The revenue of the MDF market in the European Union...

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Global Wood Charcoal Market Reached $24B, Buoyed By Robust Demand in Africa

26, Feb 2020

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Wood Charcoal - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings. The global wood charcoal market revenue amounted...

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Sawlog prices fell throughout the world in 2019 with European prices declining the most

13, Feb 2020

The European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI), which has been in steady decline for two years, fell 5.0% in the 2Q/19, reaching its lowest level since 2005 (in US dollars) in the 3Q/19. As the result of sharply reduced sawlog prices...

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Study: Buildings can become carbon sink if wood replaces cement, steel

04, Feb 2020

Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and turn buildings into a carbon sink, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact...

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Wood raw-material costs for the world’s pulp manufacturers have fallen the past year

31, Jan 2020

Softwood pulplog prices fell in the key markets of Europe in the fall of 2019. This price decline contributed to a two-year low of the Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) in the 3Q/19, according to the WRQ.

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Europe has rapidly become a major supplier of softwood logs to China

29, Jan 2020

China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia. As a region, Europe is now the second largest supplier of softwood logs to China.

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Profit margins declined faster for sawmills in Finland than in Sweden during 2018 and 2019

29, Jan 2020

The European Union recently voted to declare a climate emergency. This is a significant turning point, reflecting the rapid escalation of the climate crisis despite efforts to reduce damage to the environment.

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Scientists develop efficient methods to turn woody biomass into fuels

16, Jan 2020

Increasing production of 2nd-generation biofuels—those made from non-food biomass such as switchgrass, biomass sorghum, and corn stover—would lessen our reliance on burning fossil fuels, which contributes to climate change.

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