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  • Market Prices
  • January 20, 2017 15:32

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets increases in January

The average retail price for wood pellets in Switzerland went up in January 2017, reaching ... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 20, 2017 13:41

US housing starts expected to continue growth in 2017

Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family production will continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 20, 2017 10:29

Hemlock-Bamboo CLT - new trend in building materials

It is expected that a bamboo/wood composite, hemlockBamboo CLT plywood will see increased market opportunities in the Chinese construction sector where Canadian western hemlock is currently popular... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 20, 2017 09:20

Strong dollar boosts earnings in furniture sector

Malaysian furniture exporters have seen revenues and profit rise over the past few months despite the ongoing labour shortage due to restrictions on the hiring of foreign workers... [more...]

  • 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...]

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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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