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  • Forestry
  • January 19, 2017 13:24

Plenty of illegal teak from Myanmar in Europe, says EIA

There has recently been released a report on the illegal importation of Burmese teak from Myanmar to the EU. Many of the companies have failed to show the source of the teak they were importing... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 19, 2017 12:06

Metsä Wood to divest its wood element business

Metsä Group's Wood Products Industry Metsä Wood sells its wood element business located in Pälkäne, Finland... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 19, 2017 11:37

Maarit Lindström appointed Director and Chief Economist of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation

Maarit Lindström (PhD) has been appointed Director and Chief Economist of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) as of 26 January 2017. She will also become a member of the Executive Board of the federation... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • January 19, 2017 11:01

Production in construction up by 0.4% in both euro area and EU28

In November 2016 compared with October 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 19, 2017 08:15

Holtec to supply the wood yard for Kronospan's OSB plant in Russia

At the end of last year Holtec received a further big order from Kronospan for a wood yard in Russia... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 18, 2017 16:09

FSC to publish revised Chain of Custody standards

The FSC Board of Directors has approved revised FSC chain-of-custody standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0. The revised standards will become effective on 1 April 2017... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 18, 2017 14:11

Price of wood pellets in Germany up in January

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased in January 2017 due to the wintry weather. At the beginning of the year... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 18, 2017 12:38

Brazil: Furniture exports on a downward trend

The negative performance of the furniture industry in 2016 presented by the Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (MOVERGS) was the result of weakness in the domestic as well as international markets... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • January 18, 2017 09:47

China eyes biomass energy as to replace coal

China plans to expand the upgrade of biomass energy in the next 5 years as to reduce coal consumption and improve the air quality... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 18, 2017 09:13

Segezha Group started glulam prefab houses shipments to Latvia

Russian Segezha Group's subsidiary Sokolsky DOK (Sokol Woodworking Plant) gradually explores export markets. The enterprise carried out first supplies of its glulam beam houses to Latvia. 7 prefab house sets whose total volume reached ... [more...]

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France: mixed 2016 results on the hardwood market

France: mixed 2016 results on the hardwood market

On the French hardwood market – depending on the species and the product grades – the results of 2016 are heterogeneous from the point of view of timber auctions. In the oak sector the situation keeps getting better. French sawmill owners benefit from the fortuitous combination of circumstances, namely... [ more...]

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