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  • Market Prices
  • January 31, 2015 20:52

U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 4, 2015

The tone of the framing lumber market improved with a late-week pickup in sales...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 31, 2015 20:49

China: Prices of main wood commodities in December 2014

This index contains the most update prices of logs and lumbers from the two major timber distribution markets in China: Shanghai Furen Timber Market and Guangzhou Yuzhu Timber Market...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 30, 2015 14:24

Valutec to supply progressive kiln for Crown Timber's sawmill in Finland

Valutec will supply a progressive kiln for Crown Timbers’ sawmill in Hamina, Finland. Valutec will begin installation of the progressive kiln in March and by early July it is expected to be in production. All the work will be dealt with by Valutec...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • January 30, 2015 13:11

German pellet market weakens in 2014

With 2.1 million tonnes produced (t) Germany has consolidated its position as a leading international manufacturer of wood pellets in 2014. This time there was an increase in pellet furnaces by approx. 36,500 new stoves and heaters to a total of 358,000 units. For 2015, the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association's (DEPV) predicts a 10% percent increase in domestic pellet production... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 30, 2015 13:09

Japan: Housing starts fall sharply in 2014

Japan's housing starts declined slightly less-than-expected in December. Housing starts fell...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 30, 2015 12:21

Indonesia: Revised regulations for wood product export controls

The Indonesian Ministry of Forestry has issued a press release on revised regulations for wood product export controls. This says, beginning 1 January this year, the revised regulations for Indonesia's domestic Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) came into effect. The revisions were agreed by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Industry and are aimed at supporting export growth through simplifying the TLAS requirements for small and medium sized enterprises... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 30, 2015 11:57

Canadian lumber production and export dips in November

In November, Canadian sawmills slowed down lumber production as well as exports...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 30, 2015 10:38

Ikea's worldwide sales grew in 2014, with gains in China, Russia and Eastern Europe

Ikea’s worldwide sales have increased by 5.9%, in the fiscal year ended August 2014, as compared to previous one. However its net profit is flat at €3.3bn. The company says that the extra money was spent on employee bonus programmes, and price reductions.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 30, 2015 09:54

Brazilian furniture industry braces for tough competition

The value of furniture output in Mato Grosso do Sul increased by over 70% in 2014 compared to the previous year, from R$116.1 million to R$201.3 million, according to the Inter-municipal Union for the Furniture Industry in Mato Grosso do Sul (SINDIMAD/MS).... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 30, 2015 09:17

Schweighofer Group strengthens management

The composition of the Board of the Schweighofer Foundation will be rearranged. Georg Erlacher, at the moment CEO of the Austrian Federal Forests (ÖBF), will strengthen the ... [more...]

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FORDAQ launches online auctions service on its website

FORDAQ launches online auctions service on its website

FORDAQ is pleased to announce the launch of a new online auctions service on its website. You can already check our exclusive auctions with products starting from tools, woodworking machines to full production lines and many more in France, Belgium and the Netherlands... [ more...]

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