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Global softwood lumber prices continue their upward trend

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China... [more...]

Ghana: Q1 2018 wood products exports at year on year high

The volume of wood products exported from Ghana in the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 72,533 cu.m, 18% higher than in the corresponding quarter in 2017... [more...]

Germany: Price of wood pellets continued to drop in June

The price of wood pellets in Germany declined again in June, as the survey of German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV) shows... [more...]

Image Systems AB acquires Limab Oy

Already on 1 June Image Systems AB has concluded an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares outstanding of the Finnish company Limab Oy. Limab Oy, with offices in S:t Michel and Helsingfors, is active in contactless measurement technology with applications in the sawmill industry ...... [more...]

Pfeifer Group invests 10 million euros in Kundl site

The Pfeifer Group has been based in Kundl (Tyrol) since 1978. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company is investing just under EUR 10 million in the Kundl plant in sawmill technology, job security and a state-of-the-art office building. A new packaging plant and a waste wood transport facility are already in operation.... [more...]

EU and Laos advanced in Voluntary Partnership Agreement

The European Union (EU) and Laos have held their second round of face-to-face negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT)... [more...]

Building permits in Germany rise slightly in January-April 2018

From January to April 2018, the construction of a total of 107,300 apartments was approved in Germany. This includes all permits for construction of newly built and existing residential and non-residential buildings... [more...]

Timber Innovation Act supported by group of US Senators

The recently proposed Timber Innovation Act received support from a bipartisan group of US Senators... [more...]

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets stabilizes in June

In June, the price for ENplus A1 wood pellets dropped by more than the seasonally low April and May. The average price for pellets went down to ... [more...]

Bauwerk Boen Group to open new parquet factory in Croatia

The Bauwerk Boen Group inaugurated a new parquet factory in Đurđevac, Croatia on the 24th of May 2018. The site of the factory belonged to a sawmill that the company bought back in 2017... [more...]

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Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

The 2018 edition of the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) held in Nantes from the 30th of May until the 1st of June gathered around 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with both the fair and the supporting program. The exhibitors came mainly from France and Belgium as well as a smaller number from other European countries. North America was sparsely represented... [ more...]

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