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Germany: pine log price index close to stagnation

The German producer price indices for pine showed an ever so slight downward trend in September 2022. On average the index for log wood declined slightly by... [more...]

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Germany: Spruce log price index almost stagnant

The German producer price indices for spruce based their trend in September 2022 on lenghts. On average the index for log wood declined slightly by... [more...]

Ville Kopra takes full ownership of Versowood Group

Versowood Group Oy has purchased the group’s shares owned by Pekka Kopra, and thus the company’s ownership has been wholly transferred to Ville Kopra.... [more...]

European hardwood production expected to fall by 3% this year

At this year's International Hardwood Conference in Lyon, Maria Kiefer-Polz, President of the Hardwood section, presented the point of view of European hardwood producers. The EOS Hardwood members expect a sawnwood production decline of at least 3% this year following a double-digit increase in 2021.... [more...]

Decline in China wooden furniture exports to EU

In the first nine months of 2022 the value of China’s wooden furniture exports to the EU amounted to US$3.153 billion, down 19% over the same period of 2021. ... [more...]

German furniture industry increases sales by 10.7%

The German furniture industry increased its sales by 10.7% to around €14 billion in the first three quarters of 2022.... [more...]

Production in construction increased by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU

In September 2022, compared with August 2022, seasonally adjusted production in construction increased by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU... [more...]

German pellets 9.2% cheaper in November 2022

In November, the average price for wood pellets is 675.48 €/t if 6 t are purchased. That is 9.2% less than in the previous month and 152.9% more than in November 2021... [more...]

Bruks Siwertell to deliver equipment to Egger's US plant

Bruks Siwertell will shortly deliver a Bruks truck-receiving system and a radial stacker to Egger Wood Products’ particleboard production plant in Linwood, North Carolina, USA.... [more...]

U.S. government announces $20.5 million to protect water, increase wood processing capacity

U.S. government announced $20.5 million in grants to help states or federally recognized tribes establish temporary bridge programs to protect water resources during forest-related operations and to assist wood processing facility owners to establish, reopen, retrofit, or expand.... [more...]

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Special Reports

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On the 28th of October, a successful International Hardwood conference was organised in Lyon by the French National Wood Federation (FB), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)...... [ more...]

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EU27 tropical wood imports come off the boil as recession fears mount

The most recent EU27 trade data to end July this year shows that imports of tropical wood and wood furniture products were still at historically high levels in the early summer months this year. However, imports were slowing from the peak reached in May.... [ more...]

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EU Parliament resolutions on forest and wood controversial

The EU Parliament recently voted on numerous initiatives that will have a significant impact on the sawmill and timber industry in the years to come. Among other things, the new EU forest strategy was on the agenda with tailwind for the use of wood.... [ more...]

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