the timber network


  • Market Prices
  • November 24, 2015 07:05

France: Lumber prices in the third quarter of 2015

In the following report you can check the latest available lumber prices in France (both softwood as well as hardwood) for the third quarter of 2015...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 18, 2015 11:38

Global Flooring Alliance reports on LVT

It's now been a few years since the successful introduction of Luxury Vinyl Tiles on the market. At first, the product was embraced as a ‘savior’ of the flooring sector which, severely hit by the economic crisis, had eagerly been waiting for a product with which it could make a decent margin again. Nowadays, it is accepted as a full-fledged product. Beyond the market growth of LVT, the Global Flooring Alliance (GFA) foresees the growing importance of awareness within the trade. GFA will take the responsibility and the necessary steps... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 17, 2015 13:11

India: Expanding middle class driving up furniture imports

The Indian furniture market is estimated to be worth around US$18 billion annually. Of the total, wooden furniture accounts for about 30%, while imports of wooden furniture comprise a large proportion of this... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 16, 2015 11:05

Kährs Group reports increased hardwood flooring sales

Kährs Group reported a positive third quarter. Net sales of the Group rose SEK 62 million, or ten percent, to SEK 689 million during the quarter. EBITDA for the quarter was SEK 78 million, an improvement of SEK 14 million and an increase of 22 percent compared with 2014. For the entire January to September period, the equivalent profit was SEK 231 million, an increase of SEK 50 million or 28 percent compared with the same period in 2014... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 13, 2015 09:41

Kronospan buys Danish particleboard manufacturer Novopan

The Kronospan Group has acquired all shares of the Danish particleboard manufacturer Novopan Træindustri as of November 6, 2015... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 12, 2015 10:32

SICAM 2015: An edition beyond expectations

The four days of this year's seventh edition of SICAM, held in Pordenone, saw intense movement of buyers and designers, and technicians of global furnishing: a highly-qualified public which, with the network of high-level business relations that it creates, is the true added value of the event.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 09, 2015 10:51

Stable European parquet market

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry met on 20 October 2015 and discussed amongst others both the parquet situation and recent economic indicators on the European market. Overall, parquet sales on the European market during the first 9 months of 2015 look more or less stable compared to the same period last year. More countries are getting out of the red zone. Positive news comes from Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Poland and, to a lesser extent, Denmark... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 09, 2015 08:59

Weyerhaeuser buys Plum Creek to create US$23 billion timber giant

Weyerhaeuser is buying Plum Creek for US$8.44 billion to form the world's biggest timberland and forest products companies... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 05, 2015 09:23

Indonesia: About-turn on easing SVLK requirements

The Indonesian Ministry of Trade is set to reverse the planned easing of SVLK certification requirements for producers of finished products. The about-turn comes after the ministry received feedback from the European Union, the Environment and Forestry Minister and various NGOs... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 05, 2015 07:41

SCM Group to participate at Xylexpo 2016

SCM Group, the biggest Italian group in the woodworking machinery industry, announced they will exhibit at the next Xylexpo. Their participation in the international industry exhibition fits into a strategy of strong development and innovation that the Rimini-based group is pursuing in different markets.... [more...]

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