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Decline in China's plywood exports to EU

In the first nine months of 2022 China’s plywood exports to EU totalled 1.45 million cubic metres valued at US$996 million, down 4% in volume but up 17% in value over the same period of 2021.... [more...]

Vietnam's wood product exports up 11.4% in Jan.-Oct. 2022

Over the first 10 months of 2022 Vietnam's wood and wood product (W&WP) exports reached US$13.5 billion, a year-on-year growth of 11.4%.... [more...]

EU-wide forest research to be coordinated

The German Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) has been involved in the EUFORE project since November 2022 as one of 15 participating institutions from ten European countries. The EUFORE... [more...]

DB Cargo increases prices significantly

DB Cargo has started a price increase of 17 to 25% and is also passing on the energy price increases to its customers. Overall, the Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Disposal... [more...]

U.S. housing starts fall sharply in October

U.S. homebuilding fell sharply in October, with single-family projects dropping to the lowest level in nearly 2-1/2 years, as the housing market buckles under the strain of surging mortgage rates, which are pricing out potential homeowners.... [more...]

Stora Enso partners with Voodin Blades to develop wind turbine blades from wood

Stora Enso and Voodin Blade Technology GmbH have signed a partnership agreement to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood. Under the agreement, the two companies are committed to developing sustainable alternatives for wind turbine blades and creating a competitive and reliable supply chain.... [more...]


CIFM interzum guangzhou 2023 to continue focus on innovation, spotlight upholstery accessories with upgraded exhibition space

Asia’s largest furniture manufacturing event - CIFM/interzum guangzhou - will take place once again in China from March 28 to 31, 2023. As the weathervane of the furniture industry, the exhibition attracts more than 1,000 leading companies to participate every year.... [more...]

US tropical sawn hardwood imports rise

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood rose 15% in September, rebounding from a yearly low in August. Still, the 20,622 cubic metres in September imports fell below that of all other months in 2022.... [more...]

Market Prices

Germany: Producer price index for construction wood continues slightly more moderate negative trend

According to the Federal Statistical Office, the German producer price indices for commercial products such as construction wood, roof battens and solid structural timber (KVH) recorded a... [more...]

Market Prices

Germany: Producer price index for sawmill by-products continues to rise sharply

According to the Federal Statistical Office, the German producer price indices for commercial products such as sawn timber, sawmill by-products and pellets mostly... [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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