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BSW acquires WPC producer Alvic Plastics Limited

BSW Group, the UK’s leading integrated forestry and timber company, has acquired Alvic Plastics Limited in Telford into its company group following a long-standing relationship with the organisation. As part of the continued diversification and ...... [more...]

Switzerland: Higher prices for wood pellets in September

In September, the prices for ENplus A1 quality pellets increased in Switzerland. The current average price for pellets (delivery quantity 3-8 t) is ... [more...]

Finland: export and import of forest industry products in H1 2018

In the first half of 2018 the export value of the Finnish forest industry products totalled EUR 6.59 billion... [more...]

Higher US furniture imports from China

US wooden furniture imports grew 2% in June to US$1.71 billion. Imports in the first half of 2018 were 6% higher than during the same time period in 2017... [more...]

China: Huge wood demand for pallet manufacture

Pallets are the essential in logistic operations and it has been estimated that at the end of 2017 the stock of pallets in China exceeded 1.263 billion pieces... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 36, 2018

Framing lumber traders who had anticipated a stronger pace of sales coming out of the Labor Day holiday were disappointed. Sales of dimension and studs were slow across North America... [more...]

The German wood industry keeps on growing in H1/2018

The German wood industry is growing for the fifth year in a row. According to Johannes Schwörer, President of the Federation of the German Timber Industry (HDH), the industry recorded a significant increase in sales of 3% to around € 18.2 billion between January and June 2018... [more...]

Swedish kitchen producer Nobia acquires Bribus in the Netherlands

Swedish kitchen specialist Nobia has signed an agreement to acquire Bribus Holding B.V, a Dutch kitchen supplier with annual sales of approximately EUR 65 million. “This acquisition is the first step in our growth strategy ...... [more...]

China: Rise in home sales

In the first seven months of this year investment in real estate in China expanded at a fast pace. According the latest press release from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)... [more...]

Canfor suspends operations at is Isle Pierre sawmill in BC

Canfor Corp. has suspended operations at its Isle Pierre sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia... [more...]

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China – US trade War: List of US wood products that will be tariffed starting Sept 24th

On September 24th China will implement its own tariffs on USD 60 billion of imports from the US. Read further to see the full list of wood products affected and tariff levels... [ more...]

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