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  • September 20, 2016 09:11

France: oak logs prices grew significantly in 2016

There's a risk that a new season of timber auctions(2016/2017) may be complicated for the oak based sawmills' owners. Moreover for the ones that cannot cope, at least partially, with the price increase on the raw material market, the first signs of which were observed during the first fall 2016 timber auctions... [more...]

  • September 16, 2016 09:09

NAHB seeks for new lumber sources in Chile

U.S. home builders last week completed four days of talks with Chilean government, trade and industry officials that are geared toward increasing exports of softwood lumber and other wood products to America... [more...]

  • September 16, 2016 07:57

U.S. lumber output through June up 4.4%

U.S. softwood lumber production through June totaled 16.617 billion board feet, up 4.4% from the first six months of 2015... [more...]

  • September 20, 2016 08:57

European laminate flooring sales increase in H1/2016

In 2015, worldwide sales of 452 million m² of European-produced laminate flooring (467 million m2 in 2014) had been reported by the 20 Ordinary Members of the EPLF ... [more...]

  • September 20, 2016 10:50

First FLEGT timber to be shipped to Belgium and UK

First FLEGT timber to be shipped to Belgium and UK Ministry of Environment and Forestry officials are aiming to make Belgium and the UK the first markets to receive Indonesia’s FLEGT licensed wood products... [more...]

  • September 19, 2016 15:31

IKEA buys more forests in Romania

IKEA has recently bought 12,800 hectares of forests in Iasi and Neamt counties, in Romania. The Swedish furniture group made the acquisition through IRI Investments, the subsidiary that controls its portfolio of forests in the country, but no information about the seller was discarded... [more...]

  • September 20, 2016 12:30

Danzer incorporates Furniertechnik Raspenava

Danzer has announced completion of the merger by incorporation of Furniertechnik Raspenava s.r.o. into Danzer Bohemia-Dýhárna... [more...]

  • September 19, 2016 10:02

Pellet price in Switzerland starts to climb in September

The price of wood pellets in Switzerland has started to increase in September. The current average price stands at ... [more...]

  • September 16, 2016 11:03

Canada-US trade dispute: A new lumber deal still negotiated

The negotiations regarding the softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the US are still on for a new meeting between Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman... [more...]

  • September 21, 2016 13:30

Worldwide demand for softwood lumber rises

Demand for softwood lumber has gone up in many markets around the world in 2016, resulting in a substantial increase in global lumber trade. With very few exceptions, the major importing countries have imported more lumber during the first six months this year than they did during the same period in 2015. Higher demand and a weaker US dollar resulted in generally higher lumber prices (in US dollar terms) worldwide in the first half of 2016 than in the 1H/15... [more...]

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