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  • Interior July 23, 2014 06:28

    Overview of the US furniture market in the first quarter

    In the first quarter of 2014 the furniture market was affected by weather conditions in many parts of the US... [more...]

  • Forestry
    Forestry July 22, 2014 14:38

    INTERFORST 2014 achieves great success

    INTERFORST 2014 came to a close with outstanding results. 450 exhibitors – 288 national and 162 international companies – from 27 countries presented the latest products and innovations of the forestry industry on a gross space exceeding 70,000 square meters from 16 to 20 July. With some 40,000 square meters the net space increased by 15 percent compared the previous event. The number of international exhibitors grew by 25 percent. Besides Germany, the top exhibiting countries were Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland. But also companies from countries such as China, Canada, Turkey and the USA were present at INTERFORST... [more...]

  • Panels July 22, 2014 14:07

    North American panel production advances in the second quarter

    North American structural panel production and apparent consumption were up 4.6% and 2.6%, respectively, in the second quarter compared to the same period of 2013... [more...]

  • Market Prices July 22, 2014 13:00

    Roundwood prices in Lithuania decreased in May, but are still above last year's level

    The declining trend in Lithuanian roundwood prices which started in April continues in May, though prices for almost all assortments are well above last year... [more...]

  • Forestry July 22, 2014 09:18

    Stora Enso's 2Q sales down 5.4%

    Stora Enso’s 2Q 2014 sales at Euro 2.58 billion were Euro 147 million lower than a year ago partly due to structural changes in Printing and Reading. Operational EBIT at Euro 209 million was Euro 85 million higher than a year ago due to the successful fixed cost reduction programme clearly exceeding the target and lower variable costs... [more...]

  • Machinery News July 22, 2014 09:03

    China’s international trade in wood processing machinery

    The total value of China's wood working machinery exports in 2013 was US $ 2,319 million , a year on year increase of 3%. China's wood processing machinery was exported to Europe (35%), North America (30%), Asia (23%), Central and South America (5%), with a further 4% to Oceania and 3% to Africa... [more...]

  • Interior
    Interior July 22, 2014 07:56

    Falling imports of Chinese furniture in smaller European markets

    EU imports of Chinese wood furniture are particularly susceptible to cyclical changes, to some extent driven by exchange rate movement... [more...]

  • Market Prices July 21, 2014 16:16

    Austria: Wood pellets price below last year's level

    The July 2014 price survey conducted by proPellets Austria resulted in an average price of... [more...]

  • Interior July 21, 2014 15:10

    SICAM 2014: an edition beyond expectations

    With still four months left to go, the number of participants confirmed to date means SICAM 2014 has already reached the levels of the 2013 edition. The Pordenone event continues to grow, with its pull among global top players of the components and accessories segment of the furniture industry never ceasing to amaze. This event is confirmed as the sector’s “trade fair of the year”. So the question is, just how high will this growth trend go? [more...]

  • Panels July 21, 2014 11:36

    Brazilian wood industry performs well in the first five months

    The Brazilian Tree Industry Association (IBÁ), a newly created organisation representing plantation timber producers has presented in June the statistical data on Brazil's performance of pulp, paper and wood panels industries. Thus, from January through May 2014, Brazilian wood panels production totaled... [more...]

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North American lumber industry threatened by aboriginal land ruling

A ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada on aboriginal land could have a severe impact on North American lumber supply almost as the one caused by the mountain pine beetle. The Canadian Court's unanimous decision back on June 26 related to a 30-year-plus land dispute between the Tsilhqot’in Nation and the British Columbia and Canadian governments, entitles the B.C. First Nation to dictate what logging and other activities take place on its newly recognized 1,700 square kilometres of land...[ more...]

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