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  • Forestry
  • December 09, 2016 10:02

Brazilian wood industry sectoral study published

The Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) published its 2016 Sectoral Study in early November 2016. The sectors covered in the study include plywood, sawnwood, wooden doors, mouldings and wooden flooring.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • December 09, 2016 09:31

Canadian housing starts trend held steady in November

The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 199,135 units in November compared to 199,641 in October, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 08, 2016 15:04

Global wood based panel market forecast to exceed $35 billion by 2023

Valued over $16 billion in 2015, the global wood based panel market size is anticipated to grow at CAGR of over 13% and exceed $35 billion by 2023... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 08, 2016 13:16

Välinge to launch major patent infringement lawsuit in USA

Välinge has filed an action for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Halstead New England Corporation, part of the Halstead International Group (Halstead) and Home Depot Incorporated (Home Depot) for the wrongful importation, marketing and sales of LVT and WPC flooring products. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 08, 2016 09:36

New opportunities for New Zealand exporters

According to New Zealand Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association new opportunities will open up for its timber industry when the country concludes the recent round of FTA talks with China... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 08, 2016 09:07

Ghana: Roadmap to revitalize forest resource sector

Roadmap to revitalize forest resource sector The Minster for Lands and Natural Resources, Prof. Nii Osah Mills, has launched a three pronged strategy designed to address the challenges facing the country’s forest and wildlife sectors... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2016 13:09

FSC puts Holzindustrie Schweighofer on probation

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to place the Schweighofer Group on probation for possible disassociation for involvement in irregularities and illegalities in its timber trade operations and in illegal logging by its Romanian forest land enterprise... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • December 07, 2016 11:28

No signs of cooling for the Chinese housing market

The Chinese housing market shows little sign of cooling. Data from lenders is showing medium and long-term household loans, which are mostly mortgages, made up 75% of new loans issued in October, up from the 47% in September... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2016 09:39

Malaysia reaffirms its commitment to sustainable forest conservation and management

At the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22in Marrakech) Natural Resources and Environment Minister Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar reaffirmed Malaysia’s commitment to sustainable forest conservation and management... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 07, 2016 09:16

Swiss Krono to install a new conveying equipment at its production site in France

Swiss Krono invests into a conveying equipment at its Sully-sur-Loire production site in France. According to the announcement, the company placed an order for a a complete front-end with Holtec... [more...]

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EU Delegation in Ukraine: EU opposes the log export ban for a legit reason

The EU Delegation in Ukraine has announced its stance on the wood export ban. According to the EU's representatives its position on the matter has been one-sidedly reported in mass media, which casts it in a negative light. The official stance of the EU Delegation is given ... [ more...]

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