• Sawmilling
  • June 22, 2017 11:20

Italy: Wood and furniture sector developed well in the first quarter of 2017

The Italian wood and furniture sector has flourished during 2017, when more than 79,000 companies spread out across the whole country, providing work for 320,000 people.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 22, 2017 09:43

Tropical timber imports down in nearly all EU markets

After rising strongly in 2016, imports of tropical timber products in Belgium declined 12% to 106,000 MT in the first quarter of 2017. Imports of tropical timber products into France... [more...]

  • Panels
  • June 22, 2017 08:39

Chinese flooring makers hail recent anti-dumping decision

Relief was expressed in China after the US Department of Commerce announced its final determination of antidumping duties ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • June 21, 2017 15:31

Germany: Price of wood pellets slightly lower in June

The price for wood pellets in Germany decreased again during June 2017, due to the rising temperatures. EN plus wood pellets price went down by 0.8%% during June 2017, as compared to May, reaching EUR 231.88/tonne... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 21, 2017 08:32

South Africa: Meranti demand affected by housing market weakness

Demand for US hardwoods remains steady in South Africa and the stronger Rand has created added competiveness. ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • June 20, 2017 11:20

Rising global softwood markets prices

Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017 with prices in North America hitting a 13-year high, Chinese import prices increasing 13% in 18 months and Japanese prices moving modestly higher in the 1Q/17.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • June 19, 2017 13:23

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

In April 2017 compared with March 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19), while it remained stable in the EU28... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • June 19, 2017 09:33

US housing starts drop 5.5% in May

US housing starts in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a steep drop in the month of May... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 14, 2017 14:41

Finnish forest industry consumed more roundwood last year

In 2016, Finnish forest industries consumed a total of 67.4 million cubic metres of roundwood, 4% more than a year earlier and 7% above the average over the previous five-year period... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • June 14, 2017 14:36

Russia: pulp exports down, newsprint exports up in Jan-Apr 2017

In January-April 2017, Russian pulp exports decreased year-on-year... [more...]

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