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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 49, 2018

Demand for framing lumber was light. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and concerns about the broader U.S. economy. Order files supported mills in holding to established quotes, but budding softness was evident in most producing regions... [more...]

Russia: plywood exports 8.5% up in Jan-Oct 2018

In January-October 2018, Russia increased its plywood exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics... [more...]

Russia: lumber exports 6% up in Jan-Oct 2018

In January-October 2018, Russia increased its sawn timber exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics... [more...]

Rise in EU tropical sawnwood imports

Despite a slow start to the year, EU imports of tropical sawnwood were 539,000 MT in the first nine months of 2018, 9% more than the same period in 2017. Import value also increased, by 10% to €545 million... [more...]

Highest Amazon forest clearing in a decade

According to preliminary data released by the ministries of the Environment (MMA) and Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC), deforestation in the Amazon increased almost 14% between August 2017 and July 2018... [more...]

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IHB.DE IS MERGING WITH THE FORDAQ.COM PORTAL

Dear IHB member, We are pleased to announce you that from the 11th of December 2018, the IHB website (www.ihb.de) is merging with Fordaq.com. This merge will not affect the services proposed to IHB members and visitors. The whole IHB website content is reachable from the Fordaq.com site. ...... [more...]

European Woodworking sector has to become more attractive

The 2nd Seminar of the Joint European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), EuropeanFederation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and European Wood-based Panels Federation (EPF) European-funded project “Perspectives and challenges of the Woodworking Industries in Europe” took place on the 30th of November 2018 in Lisbon.... [more...]

European Social partners signed agreement on enhanced workplace safety regarding formaldehyde

The European Wood-based Panels Federation (EPF) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), have signed a landmark agreement on enhanced worker protection known as the European Action Guide. The two partners signed the accord within the context of ...... [more...]

Rougier to sell Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux to Malvaux Group

The Rougier Group entered into exclusive negotiations with the Malvaux Group to sell 100% of the Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux’s capital to the Malvaux Group... [more...]

Forestry

FSC’s presence in global wood production

A recent analysis across FSC forest management audit reports revealed that approximately 423 million cubic meters of wood are harvested per year in FSC-certified forests worldwide... [more...]

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France: bark beetle destabilizes  spruce roundwood markets

France: bark beetle destabilizes spruce roundwood markets

Over the last year, in Europe, natural hazards have been сoming one after another and have destabilized the coniferous forest markets. It all started with the storms of October 2017... [ more...]

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