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End-of-show report on Magna Expo Mueblera (17–20 January 2018):

This year’s Magna Expo Mueblera – consisting of two international flagship fairs, Magna Expo Mueblera Industrial and Magna Expo Mobiliario e Interiores – delivered top-notch results. The double-header event featured 210 exhibitors from around the world, including countries such as ...... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 3, 2018

Trading in framing lumber remained active, and gains pushed some prices to all-time highs. The action left traders shaking their heads — some in near disbelief — given the time of year and another bout of frigid temperatures across much of the nation... [more...]

US: Court hearing on formaldehyde rule compliance deadline postponed

Last October two environmental groups challenged the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to extend the compliance deadlines for the formaldehyde emissions rule... [more...]

88.3 million EPAL pallets produced last year

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) announced a record result for 2017 of 115.8 million EPAL quality load carriers produced and repaired.... [more...]

US housing starts dropped sharply in December

New residential construction in the United States showed a sharp drop in December 2017, according to data realeased by the US Commerce Department... [more...]

Production of lumber in Canada on the rise in October 2017

Production of lumber in Canada increased by 6.3% in October 2017 as compared to the previous month, up to a volume of 5 991.0 thousand m3... [more...]

Storm Burglind causes damages of 1.3 million m3 in Switzerland

On January 16, the Swiss Wood Market Commission assessed the current situation after the storm Burglind and its impact on the timber market.... [more...]

China: Considerable rise in log imports from Xiamen Port

Chinese log imports from Xiamen Port reached 1.905 million m3 and a value of US$46 million in 2017, up 10% in volume and 11% in value as compared to 2016... [more...]

Lumber production in the US continues to rise

From January to October, a total of 28.638 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber was produced in the US... [more...]

A VERY POSITIVE YEAR FOR ITALIAN WOODWORKING MACHINERY AND TOOLS

According to preliminary figures processed...... [more...]

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Domotex 2018 closes with record exhibitors and rising number of visitors

1,615 exhibitors with a booked area of ​​106,000 square meters and 45,000 trade visitors from more than 100 nations came to Hanover from 12 to 15 January for this year's Domotex.... [ more...]

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