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  • Company & Product September 02, 2014 10:37

    A House of Wood at the European Parliament

    From 22nd till 26th September, the “Wood Box” will stand on the Luxembourg Square in front of the European Parliament. On this occasion, the European Woodworking Industry invites all new and returning Members of the European Parliament as well as visitors to join them for a “walk in the wood”, and explore the rich history and modern growth potential of the EU’s fifth largest manufacturing industry, contributing € 218bn to the European economy and generating over 2.1million jobs, many of which are found in rural areas. [more...]

  • Wood Construction September 02, 2014 07:27

    US: Demand for wood-plastic composites forecast to grow

    US demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber is forecast to rise 9.8% annually through 2018... [more...]

  • Panels September 02, 2014 06:22

    China’s plywood exports expand

    According to the latest data from China Customs, plywood exports between January and July totaled 6.78 million cubic metres valued at... [more...]

  • Sawmilling September 02, 2014 05:52

    Brazil: Wood products export jump 12.2%

    In July 2014, wood product exports (except pulp and paper) increased 12.2% in terms of value compared to July 2013, from US$204.0 million to US$228.9 million... [more...]

  • Market Prices September 01, 2014 10:29

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 34, 2014

    Trading of framing lumber slowed after Wednesday, as traders hit the exits or waited to take a fresh look at the market after the long holiday weekend... [more...]

  • Sawmilling September 01, 2014 10:27

    SCA to upgrade sawmill in Sweden

    SCA will invest SEK 500 million (EUR 54.3 million) in a new saw line at the Tunadal sawmill in Sundsvall, Sweden. This investment will allow for an increase in production to 540,000 cubic meters of spruce wood products per annum... [more...]

  • Panels
    Panels September 01, 2014 09:48

    Sharp rise in EU imports of hardwood plywood

    In the first six months of 2014, EU28 imports of hardwood plywood were 1.2 1 million cubic metre, 12% more than the same period the previous year. This follows stable imports between 2012 and 2013... [more...]

  • Market Prices August 31, 2014 13:20

    France: Lumber prices, July 2014

    French research center CEEB (Centre d’Etudes de l’Economie du Bois) together with the national wood federation FNB (Federation Nationale du Bois) quarterly publish average prices for French lumber... [more...]

  • Market Prices 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...]

  • Forestry August 29, 2014 12:35

    RusForest reports second quarter results

    RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, today released its second quarter 2014 report. In the quarter ended June 30, RusForest harvested 28,918 cubic meters of sawlogs (2013: 49,028 cubic meters), while sawnwood production amounted... [more...]

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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...]

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