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Fordaq Furniture is merging with Fordaq.com

From the 19th of November 2018, Fordaq Furniture is merging with Fordaq.com. The main reason for this change is a technical optimisation for Search Engines (SEO) and will not affect the services proposed to our members and visitors. ...... [more...]

Italian woodworking machinery industry reports drop in foreign sales

For the Italian woodworking machinery sector, the July-September period reaffirmed the current industry trend, characterized by consolidation after strong growth in 2017... [more...]

Brazil: Furniture exports grow in Bento Gonçalves

Furniture exports by manufacturers in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul State continue to grow. Between January and September this year there was an almost 9% rise in the value of furniture exports to US$28 million from US$26 million in the same period in 2017... [more...]

Ghana: Bamboo plantations for degraded forest land

As part of the Ghana Forest Plantation Development Strategic Plan, about 50,000 hectares of degraded land in forest reserves will be planted with bamboo to be utilised for furniture making and construction... [more...]

Mayr-Melnhof Group's profit rose by 11.6 % in the first nine months

The Mayr-Melnhof Group was able to carry on the improved profitability level of the earlier part of the year with a good third quarter and hence to conclude after three quarters above the previous year.... [more...]

Canfor acquires 70% stake in Swedish Vida Group

The Canadian Canfor Corporation has entered into an agreement with the Swedish Vida Group, according to which Canfor acquires a 70% majority stake in the Vida Group... [more...]

Moelven to build a wood pellet plant

Moelven Pellets A/S placed an order for pellet plant equipment with Hekotek. The launch of the new factory is scheduled for October in 2019... [more...]

Russia: pulp exports 2% up in Jan-Sept 2018

In January-September 2018, Russian pulp exports increased year-on-year, indicate the statistics... [more...]

West Fraser announces production reduction in BC

West Fraser announced it will permanently curtail approximately 300 million board feet of combined lumber production at its Fraser Lake and Quesnel Sawmills...... [more...]

Columbia Forest Products acquires hardwood veneer plant in Ecuador

Columbia Forest Products has acquired a hardwood veneer processing facility from 3A Composites in Ecuador... [more...]

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France: maritime pine prices soaring despite the economic slowdown

France: maritime pine prices soaring despite the economic slowdown

Are the French softwood markets at a turning point? The question deserves to be asked since the mixed tendencies are observed in the end of this year. On a global level, specialists do not rule out a risk of a slowdown in the global economy in 2019, that would reflect a... [ more...]

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