the timber network


  • Forestry
  • October 13, 2015 12:45

Malaysia: First half wood products export performance

The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) reported timber sector exports of RM10.46 billion (approx. US$ 3.77 billion) in the first half of the year. Wooden furniture exports accounted for the biggest share of wood product exports at RM3.33 billion (31.8% of the total)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 12, 2015 14:26

Lumber Liquidators admits to Lacey Act violations; agrees to pay US$10 million in fines

The U.S. hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators has agreed to plead guilty to violations of a Customs law and the Lacey Act, and pay a combined total of US$10 million in fines, community service payments and forfeited proceeds. $7.8 million will be paid in fines to the Lacey fund, $1.2 million Community Service payments, and $969 thousand in forfeited proceeds. This decision comes after a US Department of Justice investigation which started back in 2013, about the company using illegally imported timber from eastern Russia... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 12, 2015 08:28

India: Investment in lamination technology opens new opportunities

Recent development in further processing of wood based panels by Indian plywood and board manufacturers is having a positive impact especially in the cabinet and furniture making industries. Until recently plywood makers only sold raw panels for laminating elsewhere but now many panel makers have invested in laminating equipment... [more...]

  • Interior
  • October 09, 2015 12:47

US furniture imports from China more competitive

The decline in US consumer confidence affects furniture demand, but on the positive side unemployment remains low and wages are growing. The strong growth in home sales and new construction is excellent news for furniture manufacturers and retailers... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 08, 2015 15:41


The next event is still three months away, but it's meeting with a tremendous response on the part of the market, with almost all show’s available space already booked. All signs are already pointing to a winning DOMOTEX 2016 (16 to 19 January) in Hannover, Germany... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 08, 2015 10:41

Germany: Wood products prices drop in August

In August, the German producer prices for wood products have predominantly tended downwards. Compared to July, only boards, battens and stock timber were on a rising price trend. Eight of the 17 analyzed wood products have become cheaper over the previous month, while six show an unchanged price level. The price for laminate flooring, raw particleboard and KVH has declined... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 07, 2015 10:40

Tropical wood feeding the future: ATIBT Forum in Milan; 13-16 October

The ATIBT Forum in Milan is fast approaching. It will be held from 14 to 16 October in this great city, which is also hosting the Universal Exhibition. During the last year, ATIBT has been very active in responding to many of the challenges around tropical forests. The objective, then and today, is to support and promote the responsible use of these valuable resources and their products. In this year 2015, people and the environment remain close to ATIBT’s heart, through its focus on three main strategic pillars: responsible forest management, advanced wood processing and access to markets. ... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • October 05, 2015 13:13

Parquet manufacturer Barlinek invests in a wood-based panel plant in Russia

Barlinek Rus, a subsidiary of the Barlinek group, plans to realize a major investment project in Vologda Region, Russia. The project contempaltes construction of the wood-based panel plant worth EUR 80 million... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 02, 2015 09:51

German kitchen furniture industry is on the rise

The German kitchen furniture industry is on the rise. For instance, by the end of June, the increase in foreign business came up to +9.92%, while domestic sales were up by ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 30, 2015 12:12

Kronospan unexplicably delays launch of new particleboard plant in Russia

It’s been awhile since there appeared the rumors above the upcoming launch of the Austrian Kronospan’s plant in Ufa (Russia). The plant in question was supposed to start operating about a month ago, but as far as it is known, it hasn’t been launched yet.... [more...]

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