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  • Forestry
  • September 12, 2017 10:01

EU tropical wood imports slow despite improving economic conditions

The decline in tropical wood imports into eurozone countries is surprising given evidence of improving economic conditions in the region.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 12, 2017 09:11

Finland: Roundwood prices rise in June 2017

Finnish roundwood prices mostly increased during June 2017, as compared to the same period last year. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 11, 2017 13:14

European parquet business keeps on experiencing a moderate growth

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 1 September 2017 and discussed amongst others both the parquet situation and recent economic indicators on the European market. In general, the parquet business keeps on ...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 11, 2017 13:03

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 35, 2017

Showing signs of life late the prior week, trading in framing lumber gained momentum following Monday’s holiday. Forest fires and logging restrictions in B.C. and the Pacific Northwest tightened supplies, while extended mill order files made it difficult for buyers to cover needs promptly.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 11, 2017 12:20

SCM Group likely to exceed targets this year

Thanks to the excellent results obtained in the first half of this year, SCM is likely to exceed the targets set at the beginning of this year... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 11, 2017 11:16

Välinge signs a license agreement with Flens BV

Välinge signed a license agreement with Flens BV from the Netherlands for the use of Threespine® click furniture technology.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 11, 2017 10:02

Tilhill Forestry to integrate into BSW Group’s timber supply chain in the UK

BSW and Tilhill Forestry announced the final stage of the completion of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 11, 2017 08:18

Indonesia: Direct exports of merbau from West Papua to China

Millers in West Papua Province have made the first direct shipment of merbau to Shanghai through Makassar Port ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 08, 2017 16:20

Stable Swedish softwood lumber exports

In May 2017, the Swedish sawmills exported the same amount of softwood lumber in sawn and planed form, as compared to the previous month... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 08, 2017 15:28

Higher US furniture orders despite weak retail

The latest survey data on US residential furniture manufacturers and distributors was surprisingly positive, despite lower retail sales reported by the US Census Bureau... [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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