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Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • April 21, 2017 09:32

Production in construction up by 6.9% in euro area

In February 2017 compared with January 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 6.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 4.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 21, 2017 07:11

PEFC International Board welcomes two new members

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) informed that two new members joined PEFC International Board... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 20, 2017 15:03

US imposes antidumping duties on imports of hardwood plywood from China

The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Tuesday it had made a preliminary finding of subsidies in imports of hardwood plywood products from China and will impose countervailing duties ranging from ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 20, 2017 11:28

US: Softwood duties on Canadian lumber to be decided next week

The U.S. Commerce Department announced last week that it will announce on the 25th of April whether it will impose the first of two duties on Canadian softwood... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 20, 2017 11:02

Good 2017 start for UK imports of timber and wood-based panels

UK's timber and wood-based panel imports have increased so far in 2017, as compared to the previous year. During January, the import volumes were 26% higher than in the same month of 2016, and amounted to an extra 186,000 cbm... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 20, 2017 10:32

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 15, 2017

Sales of framing lumber at the mill level slowed, as secondaries focused on selling from their own inventories and dealers struggled to absorb recent price hikes... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 20, 2017 09:44

Mercer completes acquisition of Klausner's Friesau plant

Mercer International Inc. announced that it has completed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mercer Timber Products GmbH , its previously announced agreement to acquire substantially all of the... [more...]

  • Interior
  • April 20, 2017 09:21

Growth in Brazil’s wood panel exports

Brazil’s woodbased panel exports increased in the first two months of 2017.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 20, 2017 08:51

Indonesia: Not all markets require SVLK certified products

In a press statement, Airlangga Hartanto, Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, suggested not all furniture and wooden craft items need to be SVLK certified and shipped with a V-legal documents. He asserted that the V-legal document and FLEGT license was a requirement for the EU market only... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • April 19, 2017 15:34

Cascades and Tricentris announce major partnership

Cascades and Tricentris have signed a three-year partnership agreement. As part of this deal, Tricentris will supply all of the cardboard recovered at its three sorting facilities (Lachute, Terrebonne and Gatineau) to Cascades. This alliance between two of ...... [more...]

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France: ash and beech being affected by the increased freight tariffs

France: ash and beech being affected by the increased freight tariffs

In the second quarter of the current year, trade on the French hardwood markets was mixed. The French oak continues to run with the wind, and the industry representatives do not see reasons why it should stop. In processed goods, virtually all products find ... [ more...]

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