• Panels
  • January 22, 2021 10:40

European parquet market likely to remain flat in 2020

Based on information obtained from its member companies and national associations, FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet industry - estimates that the overall consumption figures on the European parquet market for the year 2020 are stable...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • January 21, 2021 11:12

Vietnam's wood product exports rise 15.6% in Jan.-Nov. 2020

In November 2020, Vietnam’s wood and wood product (W&WP) exports were valued at US$1,236 billion, 3.5% less than that of October, but 20% higher compared to the same month of 2019...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 21, 2021 10:53

German furniture industry expects sales to decline by 4% in 2020

Sales in the German furniture sector totaled around 15.8 billion euros in the first eleven months of 2020 - a drop of 4.7 percent compared to the same period in the previous year. The accumulated decline in sales has continuously melted in the last months of 2020: In October the industry recorded growth of 2.3 percent and in November it was already 5 percent compared to the previous month.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 20, 2021 15:24

USTR hearing on Vietnam’s import of timber

On 28 December the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) held a virtual hearing for the Section 301 investigation concerning Vietnam’s import and use of timber that may have been illegally harvested or traded...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 19, 2021 14:34

US wooden furniture imports surpass US$2 billion in November 2020

Monthly US imports of wooden furniture surpassed US$2 billion for the first time in November. Imports rose 4%, growing for the sixth straight month...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 19, 2021 10:02

China: New national standard on laminated and laminated solid composite flooring

The new national standard on "laminated wooden flooring" (GB/T 18102—2020) and " laminated solid composite flooring" (GB/T 24507—2020) have been announced and will be effective as 1 July 2021....... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 14, 2021 13:55

Interzum Bogotá cancels its 2021 edition

Trade show organizers Koelnmesse and Corferias have decided to cancel the 2021 edition of Interzum bogotá due to travel concerns and other circumstances regarding the world outbreak that made it impossible...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 07, 2021 12:36

Domotex 2021 to be held as fully digital event

After initially being postponed to 18 to 20 May 2021, Domotex will no longer take place as a hybrid trade show format this year due to the current global COVID-19 situation...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • December 18, 2020 13:14

Prices of wood products start to rise in parts of Asia

The pandemic-caused container scarcitiy as well as the resulting increase of freight costs start showing their impact on the wood markets in Asia. But also other current effects are noticed. From the Fordaq network there comes information about several wood products whose prices... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • December 17, 2020 09:21

Indonesian plywood producers handle difficult market circumstances

Due to the container scarcity as well as a noticeable lack of orders from Europe Indonesian producers of premium plywood tend to focus more on the local market these days. So far this strategy enables them to maneuver the current situation while still... [more...]

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