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Martin Leibrandt leaves EPAL

The Board and General Assembly of the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) have decided to end cooperation with the EPAL CEO, Martin Leibrandt... [more...]

Myanmar: Independent third party certification bodies ready to start work

Analysts in contact with Myanmar exporters say the consensus amongst timber exporters is that it is increasingly obvious that the trade in teak products to EU is set to decline sharply. One exporter said that until the country has a verifiable chain of custody system which allows EU importers to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the EUTR trade will be hampered... [more...]

Wood Construction

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

In May 2018 compared with April 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

German hardwood prices expected to rise

This year, the representatives of the German hardwood sawmills and forestry companies met before the summer break in Kassel, Germany. Many German sawmills complained of a poor supply situation - coming from last season... [more...]

Pellet prices in Germany falling slightly in July

The price of wood pellets in Germany fell again slightly in July, as shown by the survey of the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV)... [more...]

Vietnam the top source of woodchips for China

China’s woodchip imports in 2017 amounted to 11.45 million cubic metres valued at US$190 million, a year on year decline of 2% in volume and 0.3% in value... [more...]

Brazil: Mato Grosso to double forest management area by 2030

In the State of Mato Grosso there are some 3.2 million hectares of sustainably managed forests and this is expected to rise to 6 million hectares by 2030... [more...]

Parador acquired by Indian building material producer

The leading Indian building material producer HIL Limited, a subsidiary of the CK Birla Group, will acquire German flooring producer Parador from the previous main owner... [more...]

Segezha expands plywood plant Vyatsky

Vyatsky Plywood Mill (subsidiary of Segezha Group) launched a new premium birch plywood production. According to the announcement, the investments into new production line... [more...]

Södra reports strong results for Q2/2018

Södra reported sustained strong operating profit of SEK 1,318 million (Q2/2017: SEK 461 million) for the second quarter, the best quarterly result ever. The market trend was positive for all of Södra’s product categories and completed investments, efficiency improvements and restructuring are reflected in the result... [more...]

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France: too much softwood in the east?

France: too much softwood in the east?

At the beginning of the summer of 2018, the French softwood market is characterized by two very different situations. On the one hand, the sawnwood market confirms its favourable position, which was observed in the last quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the roundwood market gets stagnant, resulting in lower demand and lower log prices in the French east... [ more...]

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