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Decline in US remodeling and construction forecasted for 2024

Although remodeling is still high on many US homeowners’ lists the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) forecastss a 2% year-over-year decline in 2024.... [more...]

DOMOTEX Asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 expects Increase in International Attendees

DOMOTEX Asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 will take place May 28-30 in Shanghai. More than 1,600 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will participate at the show and meet with an estimated number of more than 85,000 attendees, coming from China and more than 110 different countries.... [more...]

Finland's stumpage earnings totaled almost Euro 3.0 billion in 2023

Denominated in Euro, earnings increased by Euro 0.1 billion from the previous year and were the highest ever in Euro terms.... [more...]

Weyerhaeuser and Lapis Energy announce carbon sequestration exploration agreement

Weyerhaeuser Company and Lapis Energy LP announced the execution of an exclusive exploration agreement for subsurface carbon dioxide sequestration in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. ... [more...]

Saint-Gobain divests its treated timber business in UK & Ireland

Saint-Gobain has signed a binding agreement for the sale of its treated timber products (utility poles, fencing and railway sleepers) manufacturing brands: PDM in Ireland and Calders & Grandidge in the UK – to the Iivari Mononen Group.... [more...]

Decontaminating construction wood

In a newly launched research project, IHD scientists are investigating approaches to the transhalogenation and reductive dehalogenation of organochlorine pesticides, especially... [more...]

Södra announces price increase

In order to contribute to the market's future need for biofuel and strengthen the profitability of the forest farm, Södra is adjusting the base price for GROT, i.e. branches and tops... [more...]

Homag Group increases its sales in 2023

According to preliminary figures, the Homag Group was able to slightly increase its sales again to €1,625 million (previous year: €1,602 million) compared to the very high previous year. ... [more...]

Central/West Africa: Demand for sawnwood remains subdued

Central/West African producers report international demand remains subdued. In the first nine months of 2023 the EU27 imported 607,300 cubic metres of tropical sawnwood, 14% less than the same period in 2022. ... [more...]

China: Decline in log imports in 2023

China Customs data shows log imports in 2023 totalled 38.03 million cubic metres valued at US$6.383 billion, a decline of 13% in volume and 25% in value year on year. ... [more...]

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German sawmill association reacts to EUDR

After the completion of the test phase for the implementation of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) last week and the renewed postponement of the vote on the EU Supply Chain Directive, the German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association (DeSH) reiterates its criticism of the projects and warns of distortions for forest and wood industry.... [ more...]

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ETIC steps up to remind the European Timber Industry is undoubtedly part of the solution to achieve a carbon-neutral economy

ETIC, the European Timber Industries Confederation, replies to recent false and biased allegations on negative effects of use of wood.... [ more...]

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Cei Bois, EOS and the European Timber Trade Federation appeal to EU Commission

The Red Sea route is a pivotal maritime route for global trade, including for the European woodworking...... [ more...]