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Setra Group reports Q2/2024 results

The wood industry company Setra reports an operating profit of SEK 31 million for the Q2 2024. Net sales amounted to SEK 1,370 million, compared to SEK 1,368 million in the Q2 2023... [more...]

Chinese wooden furniture recovers ground in Europe

The latest Eurostat and UK trade data data shows that internal European trade in wooden furniture has been slowing continuously since the start of 2023, very much in line with the wider decline in consumption.... [more...]

France joined the group of EU forested member states

France has joined the group of EU forested member states, which operates under the name For Forest+. ... [more...]

Germany: Oak log price index in May 2024 decreasing

The German producer price indices for oak showed downward tendencies in May 2024. On average, the index for log wood decreased by... [more...]

Germany: Beech log price index on average decreasing in May 2024

The German producer price indices for beech showed mostly downward tendencies in May 2024. On average, the index for log wood decreased by... [more...]

German pellet price stable in July 2024

The price of wood pellets in Germany remains stable and therefore low in July 2024. On average, a tonne of the fuel costs €280.99. Since the previous month, the price has fallen... [more...]

Rethinking strategy for Europe’s furniture sector

Europe continues to perform a key role in the global furniture trade and industry, but that role is shifting as European operators seek to reduce risk by shortening supply chains and with introduction of new environmental regulations. ... [more...]

Sawn tropical hardwood imports dip in US, jump in Canada

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood tumbled 15% in May, falling to their lowest level of the year. The 13,474 cubic metres imported was the lowest volume since December and was 14% less than in May 2023.... [more...]

Douglas fir log price index in Mai 2024 on average decreasing

The German producer price indices for Douglas fir tended downwards in Mai 2024. On average the index for log wood decreased by... [more...]

Germany: pine log price index in Mai 2024 on average decreasing

The German producer price indices for pine pointed in both directions in Mai 2024. On average, the index for log wood decreased by... [more...]

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Special Reports

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Carrefour du Bois in Nantes: real success for a fair focused only on wood development

The Nantes event was particularly awaited by companies in the sector as it is now the only event dedicated solely and exclusively to companies that transform solid wood into semi-finished products.... ... [ more...]

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Rising sea freights cause price hikes and shortages for Indian wood panel market

The Indian market is once again witnessing turmoil due to sea freight and global logistics issues. As a result, the Indian plywood market is witnessing a supply shortage from... [ more...]

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Xylexpo 2024 in Milan ended with ups and downs

The 28th edition of the biennial event of XYLEXPO, a fair dedicated to wood technologies, which was suspended during the pandemic and resumed in 2022, ended last Friday...... [ more...]