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  • August 21, 2014 16:02

    Global trade of woodworking technology still in crisis

    The figures of the global industry of woodworking technology, processed by the Acimall Studies Office, are clear: all major international competitors recorded a negative trend. Export decreased in Germany (1,715 million Euro, minus 3.1 percent compared to 2012), though it was compensated by a strong domestic market. Same 3.1 percent decrease, down to 1,111 million Euro, also for export in Italy, a downward trend that had already emerged at the end of 2012 and... [more...]

  • August 30, 2014 17:49

    China: Prices of main wood commodities in July 2014

    This report contains prices of logs, wooden beams, veneer, plywood, solid wood flooring and other items from timber markets in several Chinese regions: Jiashan Kaihua, Shanghai Furen, Beijing Dongba... [more...]

  • August 26, 2014 15:12

    Holzindustrie Schweighofer expands production capacity at Rădăuți, Romania

    Holzindustrie Schweighofer has announced that plans for expanding capacity at the company's Rădăuți, Romania factory have been completed. Thus, pellets production capacity was extended... [more...]

  • August 27, 2014 10:49

    Kronospan construction of a new OSB plant in Poland underway

    Kronospan construction of its new plant in Poland is underway. The OSB plant will be build near an already operating Kronospan facility in Strzelce Opolskie. Kronospan’s investment is expected to reach... [more...]

  • August 26, 2014 10:21

    US company to build 500.000 tons pellet plant

    Highland Pellets LLC, an Arkansas, US based company, announced the building of a 500,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff, Ark... [more...]

  • August 28, 2014 14:08

    Germany: Wood products price index in July

    The sharp decline in prices of German wood products that occurred in the May producer price index, was followed by stable June and a slight recovery in July. With a drop of 2.2 points, the index for wood chips... [more...]

  • August 25, 2014 15:37

    EU softwood lumber exports to Japan drop 30%

    From January to May 2014, the European Union countries lumber shipments to Japan have significantly fallen. As Japan is currently expanding its own lumber production, its need for imports is proportionally decreasing. Already, the Japanese Forestry Agency has announced... [more...]

  • August 29, 2014 10:47

    Metsä to reduce LVL and glulam production due to weak market

    Metsä Wood, the wood products business area of Metsä Group, is beginning statutory labour negotiations in order to adjust production in response to decreased demand at its Kerto LVL mills in Punkaharju and Lohja (Finland), and at its glulam mill in Hartola (Finland)... [more...]

  • August 25, 2014 08:39

    EUTR enforcement status in European countries

    Further insights into the status of EUTR enforcement at national level were provided by trade representatives at the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) meeting in July. Anand Punja of the UK TTF (Timber Trade Federation) reported that enforcement action in the UK is already well advanced with regular checks underway of UK importers. The NMO, the UK's EUTR competent authority, has required a number of operators to alter their due diligence procedures, the main concern being a failure to adequately assess the credibility of documents received from suppliers. There have been no prosecutions to date but the trade is not being complacent... [more...]

  • August 27, 2014 11:45

    Germany: Rising prices for imported oak logs

    In January-May 2014, Germany's oak log imports have increased by 33% in volume (up to 13,814 cubic meters), mainly due to higher purchases from neighbour country Austria but also from Denmark... [more...]