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  • October 24, 2014 08:10

    Comment: New EU energy deal to make Europe dependent on wood pellet imports

    The new EU energy deal agreed last night has set some ambitious targets. A 27% quota for renewable energy will further make wood pellets an increasingly important source of energy. However, the ability of the EU countries to satisfy internal demand will not be able to keep up the pace with the expected 4-6 time rise in consumption, and will make Europe more and more dependent on imports, especially from the United States... [more...]

  • October 10, 2014 16:20

    furniPRO Asia 2014 – Back for the second time, bigger and better!

    furniPRO Asia 2014 is the definitive international trade exhibition for the woodworking, furniture and panel production industries in ASEAN. Following the successful inaugural showcase in Singapore in 2012, furniPRO Asia 2014 returns to Singapore from 5–8 November 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre bigger and better, and promises to an exciting one-stop regional platform showcasing the latest innovations and technologies for the furniture manufacturing sector... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 11:12

    EU: Price of wood pellets imported from the US lower than the average

    EU import prices of wood pellets from the United States are generally cheaper than from other major origin countries. As can be calculated from the latest figures of Eurostat, wood pellets acquired by the European countries from the U.S., in the first seven months of this year, are 17% cheaper than the overall import price: one tonne of imported pellets from the U.S. costs... [more...]

  • October 24, 2014 15:55

    Germany: Oak log exports to China more than double

    The interest of Chinese buyers in oak from Germany remains at a high level. In July 2014, exports to the People's Republic amounted to over 5,000 cbm, the highest level of the year. In total, through July, exports to China grew by a massive 173% and 230%, backed by a 21% increase in export prices... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 15:01

    Major industry players meet at EXPOBOIS 2014

    EXPOBOIS together with the BOBAT news space, the exhibition for all wood transformation processes and uses, will be held from November 17th to 20th 2014, at Paris-Nord Villepinte (Hall 3). The event offers a comprehensive overview of equipment, products and services across six major sectors of the industry: first transformation, second transformation, wood energy, timber, wood furnishings and hardware and accessories. Nearly 300 companies and French and international brands will present their innovations and new products. The presence of large manufacturers in every sector of the show illustrates how well EXPOBOIS represents this market and strengthens is positioning as an essential meeting place for industry professionals in November... [more...]

  • October 22, 2014 13:26

    Sweden: Sawlog prices fall in the third quarter

    Prices of sawlogs in Sweden (delivery timber) decreased by -6 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the prior quarter... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 14:02

    China's log imports grow 22%

    China's Custom has reported that between January and August this year Chinese log imports rose 22% to 35.38 million cubic metres. The top 5 countries in terms of log supply were... [more...]

  • October 28, 2014 09:31

    Kronospan to launch 350,000 m³ OSB plant in Russia

    Kronospan has launched its fourth Russian OSB mill in Eogorievsk, Moscow region (after Hillman, Novovyatsky LK and DOK Kalevala). The mill will have an annual capacity of... [more...]

  • October 24, 2014 15:06

    Africa: EUTR might trigger negative attitudes towards tropical timber in EU

    Producers report that demand from European buyers remains very quiet with not a hint of the usual autumn up-tick in purchases. Overall, exporters in West Africa are not at all optimistic on prospects for any growth in demand in EU markets. Current demand in northern Europe is heavily concentrated on ayous, sipo and sapele sawnwood. The slow response of some EU members to enforcement of the EUTR is attracting the attention of green activists who seem set to put pressure on authorities to ensure stricter adherence to the regulation. [more...]

  • October 23, 2014 12:16

    Austria: Pellet price rises in October, but is still lower compared to last year

    In October, the average price of wood pellets in Austria currently stands at... [more...]