• Special Reports
  • September 19, 2018 08:25

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...]

  • Panels
  • September 13, 2018 15:14

Unilin files infringement action against Windmöller in Düsseldorf, Germany

On September 12, 2018, Unilin filed a court case before the Landgericht Düsseldorf against Windmöller GmbH for infringement of European Patent EP 2 588 311. The infringement action is directed against Windmöller's alleged infringing sales of ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 10, 2018 09:09

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...]

  • Forestry
  • September 07, 2018 11:36

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...]

  • Interior
  • September 07, 2018 10:52

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...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 05, 2018 12:32

Välinge's mother company Pervanovo acquires Croatian veneer producer

To secure the supply of wood veneer with oak veneer, Välinge's mother Pervanovo has bought the Croatian veneer producer Furnir Otok doo from its owner Jozo Jovic. Woodura is a multi-layer flooring based on veneer, wood dust and polymer, which is pressed under high pressure... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 30, 2018 12:48

Business binder - B2B Wood Meetings 2018 at DREMA fair

Polish Economic Chamber of Wood Industry and Poznań International Fair invite for B2B Wood Meetings, which will be held during DREMA Fair, on the 12th - 13th of September 2018, in Poznań, Poland.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 29, 2018 07:08

Välinge signs license agreement with Jiangsu Aofan Furniture

Välinge has signed a license agreement with the Chinese furniture producer Jiangsu Aofan Furniture Co., Ltd.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • August 29, 2018 06:49

German furniture industry reports slight sales growth in H1/2018

At the end of the summer of 2018, the German furniture industry is looking at a cautious sector development. After a decline in sales in the second half of 2017, the manufacturers' financial state improved slightly in the first half of 2018, but the bottom line is that furniture sales, especially in Germany, are on the spot. While the start of the year in the environment of the imm cologne was still clearly positive, a clear calming of the business then set in, explained the Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM) at an annual press conference in Cologne... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 28, 2018 06:02

Germany: Prices for wood products continue to rise in June

In June 2018, German producer prices for commercial wood products continued to rise. Almost all figures show a rising trend compared to the previous year... [more...]

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