the timber network


  • Panels
  • May 26, 2015 12:30

Latvijas Finieris achieves best sales result in company's history; plans Euro 280 million investments by 2020

The joint-stock plywood maker Latvijas Finieris AS reached the sales of Euro 194.1 million in 2014 (4% increase against 2013), and this is the best sales result in company history. For 2015, Latvijas Finieris is planning a small increase in exports and service of domestic market in accordance with the market demand... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • May 26, 2015 07:46

U.S. lumber prices move higher as sales recover

Sales picked up in all U.S. framing lumber markets, and many prices moved higher. Some mill salesmen reported that it was their best sales week of the year to date. Order files often extended into early to mid-June. While secondaries noted that demand was no runaway, action in the field picked up noticeably... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 25, 2015 11:34

US: Drop in hardwood plywood imports from China

US imports of hardwood plywood at 212,044 cu.m. were down 10% in February from the previous month. The largest decline in hardwood plywood imports was from China...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 21, 2015 13:01

Malaysia still confident of reaching US$15 billion annual earnings from timber exports

Malaysia is optimistic it can achieve the target of raising its annual timber export earnings to 53 billion ringgit ($15 billion) by 2020... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 21, 2015 10:55

Kastamonu enters the CIS laminated flooring market

Turkish Kastamonu, who launched a major MDF plant in Russia last year, recently entered the Kyrgyzstan market. Earlier on, the supplies to Tadjikistan and Belarus had been initiated. Moreover, Kastamonu collected the European EC conformity certificate, which gives the company the right to market its goods on the EU territory... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 20, 2015 15:29

Russia: Output of forest industry stable

The situation of the Russian foresty industry is rather stable at the moment. Thus, in the period form January to April 2015, the production volume of Russian lumber came up to 6.9 million m3, what corresponds to a 2.3% increase year-on-year... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 20, 2015 13:06

Positive outlook for Egger as market position strengthens

The Austrian Egger Group has closed its 2014/15 business year and is satisfied with its progress. The stable development above all in the field of decorative products for furniture and interior design had a positive effect on the past year. Egger has a good position on the market which demonstrates that the company is on the right track with its strategic investment and growth decisions, the company says in a press release. Egger is confident for the new business year and continues to invest strongly in its existing plants... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 20, 2015 11:21

European joinery product import trends

With the exception of flooring products, imports contribute only a small proportion of total EU consumption of joinery products. In terms of value, only around 4.5% of doors and glulam, and around 0.5% of wood windows installed in the EU are imported from outside the region... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 19, 2015 11:17

LIGNA 2017 with new structure

The next LIGNA, which runs from 22 to 26 May 2017, will feature a revamped, more visitor-centric layout of themes. The new structure reflects today’s LIGNA visitors’ work situations more accurately. There is no longer a clear demarcation between skilled trade and industrial-scale operations, the choice of machinery is no longer driven by size or scale and the differentiation between solid wood and wood based panels has lost relevance in many cases... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 18, 2015 08:56

Unilin restructures marketing for the Japanese market

Unilin (Belgium), general building materials manufacturer in Europe, plans to restructure marketing to Japan since it considers Japan is one of the important markets of flooring. It lines-up four different type items for Japan and starts marketing actively... [more...]

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