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  • January 29, 2015 12:03

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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  • January 26, 2015 12:16

The sudden rise of the Swiss franc causes major problems for French sawyers

In the French department of Jura, no sawyer welcomes the sudden revaluation of the Swiss franc (CHF), which occurred on the 15th of January 2015. And for a good reason: just in the Franche-Comté region, about 900,000 m3 of spruce/fir are absorbed annually by French sawyers, of which 200,000 m3 arrive from Switzerland. Some sawmills in the region get more than 50% of their supplies from the Swiss forests... [more...]

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  • January 15, 2015 10:19

Fordaq interview with Romain Rougier: ''Current state and perspectives of the plywood market''

The effect of the ruble, competitiveness of Okoume plywood, effects of the EUTR, the role of China: what does a main French player think about the current plywood market situation? In an exclusive Fordaq interview, Romain Rougier, head of Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux, kindly expressed his opinion on these matters...... [more...]

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  • December 15, 2014 10:03

Softwood log prices start to decline in France

With the weak construction sector in France, and despite the obvious lack of wood in forests in the Hexagon, the decline in French softwood log prices has begun. The recent auctions organized in the fourth quarter this year already confirm this trend...... [more...]

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  • December 04, 2014 16:01

Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger reign over the Romanian timber market

In Romania, the three Austrian companies achieved cumulated business of over EUR 1 billion in 2013, a double amount as compared to 2009...... [more...]

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  • November 25, 2014 10:09

Falling lumber prices in US

In a very sluggish European context, softwood sawmills in the Euro zone (including British) would have liked to see in the US market a few glimmers of hope, just to pass a difficult winter ahead. Unfortunately, the latest figures are not so good, showing a falling US lumber market...... [more...]

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  • November 11, 2014 11:17

International Softwood Conference: The current state of the European sawmilling industry

On 16 and 17 October the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held in Berlin. Worldwide experts analyzed the wood markets around the globe. In the following, you can see the first part of this analysis related to the European lumber markets...... [more...]

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  • November 07, 2014 09:46

US: Massive log exports to China boom prices and profits

In northwestern United States, logging activity is in full mode in the forests of Douglas fir and hemlocks. ''Logging companies are operating at full capacity,' says Garett Weaver of the Oregon Loggers Association. If you want to find the reason for this situation, you have to look towards Asia. ... [more...]

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  • October 31, 2014 09:48

UK's timber sector reports record number of orders and booming profits

The UK timber sector registered a record number of orders last year, with some organisations doubling their business. Data shows that some members had seen sales increase as much as 163% and by 84% in the last three months...... [more...]

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  • October 24, 2014 08:10

Comment: New EU energy deal to make Europe dependent on wood pellet imports

The new EU energy deal agreed last night has set some ambitious targets. A 27% quota for renewable energy will further make wood pellets an increasingly important source of energy. However, the ability of the EU countries to satisfy internal demand will not be able to keep up the pace with the expected 4-6 time rise in consumption, and will make Europe more and more dependent on imports, especially from the United States...... [more...]

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