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  • Sawmilling August 27, 2014 10:20

    Weyerhaeuser to move headquarters to Seattle

    Weyerhaeuser will move its headquarters from Federal Way, Washington, to 200 Occidental Avenue in Seattle, Wash. The move will occur in mid to late 2016... [more...]

  • Market Prices August 27, 2014 09:11

    China: Redwood furniture prices climbing

    According to the well-known domestic „redwood‟ furniture manufacturer, Liantianhong current tariffs on redwood furniture account for 20% of production costs. Because of this prices for redwood furniture have risen by between 5%-10% since the beginning of August... [more...]

  • Sawmilling August 27, 2014 08:55

    ETTF calls for definitive guidance on supplier legal documents

    In July, the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) convened a meeting "to consider perspectives on implementation, enforcement and outcomes of the EUTR on the market". At the meeting, ETTF called for definitive central guidance on the legal documents provided by overseas suppliers. Competent Authorities are clearly keen to ensure that importers do not take legal documents at face value and instead scrutinise their validity... [more...]

  • Wood energy 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...]

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    Panels August 26, 2014 13:18

    US: Recovery in wood product imports in May

    US imports of most major wood products increased in May. The most significant growth was in imports of wooden furniture. The increase is partly a recovery from low imports earlier this year, when severe winter weather disrupted supply chains, but May 2014 imports of furniture and several other wood products were higher than at the same time last year... [more...]

  • Statistics August 26, 2014 11:54

    Boom in the German construction sector

    The German construction sector is steadily improving. The industry recorded the second highest number of bankruptcies in Germany over the last year, after wholesale and retail trade, including maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, which saw around 4,800 bankruptcies. However, the trend is on the decline and growth prospects are good... [more...]

  • Wood energy 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...]

  • Panels
    Panels August 26, 2014 09:24

    Siempelkamp receives order from Irish manufacturer SmartPly Europe

    The OSB manufacturer SmartPly Europe Ltd. – part of the business division Coillte Panel Products (CPP) of the Irish state forestry organization Coillte – has decided to replace its multi-daylight plant at the Waterford location, Ireland. The company has placed an order with the machine and plant manufacturer Siempelkamp for a forming and press line including a continuous ContiRoll® press as well as numerous finishing line machines... [more...]

  • Sawmilling 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...]

  • Market Prices August 25, 2014 14:22

    Slight price increase for softwood lumber in Austria

    In July, prices for boards in Austria increased slightly from the previous month. In particular, the lower price limits have shifted upwards... [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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