Sawn softwood import domination in China

A considerable expansion in the value of sawn wood imports was shown in data from China’s Customs in the first half of 2017. The total amount of China’s sawn wood imports reached 18.12 million cubic meters valued $4.75 billion, annual increase of 16% in volume and 24% in value.

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Tall wood buildings can grow economy

Nowadays when wood is considered to be the oldest building material, wooden buildings in the USA could rarely reach the height of 4 floors. Due to the innovations in the wooden products manufacturing, it could recently change.

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Poland is taken to Court for logging

The EU Commission is bringing legal action against Poland in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) because of the timber harvesting activities in the Bialowieza National Park. The Commission will also be asking the Court to stop logging immediately with the help of a writ of injunction.

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Estonia: Logging increases by 10% in 2016

A total volume of 13.819m m³ roundwood was logged in Estonia in 2016; this shows a 10% increase in comparison with the previous year. In accordance with the information from the Estonian statistics authority, the logging volume in private forests increased on average by 12% to 9.204m m³.

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