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Company & Product Tips: How to publish offers and requests

Publishing offers and requests will make your company visible in the “Marketplace” and in the “Postman” newsletter. How do you enter offers or requests? Using the top menu, go to Marketplace in the relevant product category. Click on “Post offer” or “Post request” and fill in the forms. Do not forget to click on "confirm" at the end. ... [more...]

Salone del Mobile could move to September 2021 due to coronavirus concerns

Milan's Salone del Mobile may move from its regular April slot to September in 2021...... [more...]

Valmet starts co-determination negotiations for temporary lay-offs in Finland

The global Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty in Valmet’s operating environment. This has impacted especially the workload in the services business which is done close to customers...... [more...]

Pellet production in Europe increased by more than seven percent

In 2019, the production of wood pellets in the EU-28 countries increased by about 5% compared to the previous year and amounted to 17.84 million tons. In other European countries, the growth rate was 17% to 4.16 million ton...... [more...]

Valutec to supply four OTC continuous kilns to new German sawmill

Germany's Best Wood Schneider is investing around Euro 80 million in a completely new sawmill in Messkirch, Germany. ...... [more...]

Special edition of imm cologne cancelled due to pandemic

The hybrid special edition of imm cologne planned for January 20-23, 2021 was canceled today due to the current pandemic developments in the European and German environment...... [more...]

US tropical hardwood imports hit slowdown in September

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood slowed in September, falling by 11% from the previous month after steady gains throughout the summer....... [more...]

Market Prices

N. American lumber prices stabilize

As market conditions stabilized, some North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices fell further, others were flat, and still others actually rose somewhat...... [more...]

Arauco reports increased sales for 3Q/2020

Arauco, one of the largest global wooden panel manufacturer, reported sales revenues of USD 1,202.9 million during the third quarter of 2020 (3Q-2020),...... [more...]

Canfor sells Fort Nelson forest tenure to Peak Renewables

Canfor has reached multi-year $30-million agreements with Peak Renewables involving the sale of the company’s forest tenure in the Fort Nelson region of British Columbia, Canada...... [more...]

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Special Reports

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West Fraser acquires Norbord for US$ 3.1 billion

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and Norbord Inc. announced that they have entered into a strategic business combination pursuant to which West Fraser, a leading North American diversified... [ more...]

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France: Lower prices for maritime pine confirmed by latest auctions

France: Lower prices for maritime pine confirmed by latest auctions

The first signs of falling maritime pine prices that appeared in the southwest of France at the end of 2019 were consolidated in the first half of the year. And the results of recent auctions which have just taken place this autumn in the Landes forests, clearly indicate that the decrease in prices is continuing...... [ more...]

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Softwood log exports from Russia in steady decline for the past 15 years and may be banned in 2022

In a recent statement, the Russian President Mr. Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest products, and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs (in his terms: “hard-hitting decriminalization of the industry”)...... [ more...]