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  • Panels
  • September 14, 2017 08:58

US plywood imports fall across the board in June

US hardwood plywood imports fell by almost one third in June to 209,842 cu.m. but year-to-date imports were 22% higher than in June 2016. The value of plywood imported in June declined 15% month-over-month to US$139 million.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 14, 2017 08:03

Production and exports of Guangdong furniture

According to Guangdong Furniture Association there are 1,170 furniture enterprises each having annual sales value of RMB5 million in Guangdong Province. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 13, 2017 15:00

European forestry organizations see EU LULUCF regulation as a positive step

The European organisations representing the forestry and agriculture sectors as well as woodworking and paper industries see the reaction of the European Parliament within the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) regulation as a positive step. The Parliament voted ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 13, 2017 14:55

US wooden furniture imports down slightly in June

US wooden furniture imports declined slightly in June to US$1.61 billion, but year-to-date imports remain well above June 2016 levels (+10%). ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 13, 2017 13:52

Metsä plans new Kerto LVL line in Finland

Metsä Wood is considering the construction of a new, 65,000 m3 Kerto LVL line to its mill in Punkaharju, Finland... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 13, 2017 12:01

8th Congress of the sawmill industry of Southeast Europe

Due to the great response of the participants, the program of the 8th Congress will be held in the concert hall "I.B. Mazuranic"(Trg Stjepana Miletica 12) instead of the previously announced high school "Matija Antun Reljković". In the grand congress hall, representatives of the sawmill industry and forestry sector, major sectoral institutions, scientific and research community, and many others will gather in order to learn on current trends and key strategic, technological and commercial news in the area of ​​primary wood processing.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 13, 2017 07:55

Negotiations at Stora Enso’s Kvarnsveden paper mill concluded

Stora Enso announced in February plans to permanently close down one paper machine 8 (PM8) and related reorganisation at the Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 13, 2017 07:02

India plans to become less dependent on wood imports

The Indian Prime Minister is pursuing an expansion of domestic industrial wood production with the aim of raising the income of farmers and of making the country less dependent on wood imports... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 12, 2017 14:11

Canadian housing starts trend increased in August

The trend in housing starts was 219,447 units in August 2017, compared to 217,339 units in July 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 12, 2017 10:34

Byko-Lat to rise planing capacity at sawmill in Valmiera up to 200,000 m3/yr

Byko-Lat has acquired from Bergs Timber the planing line from the Myresjö Sawmill that stopped production this summer... [more...]

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EU considers future of illegal logging and deforestation policy

During June 2017, two large conferences in Europe addressed policy issues in relation to deforestation and illegal logging. The conferences reaffirmed the EU’s continued political commitment to trade related policy measures in response to concerns about illegal logging and deforestation.... [ more...]

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