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Partial shutdown of US government stalls reporting of economic and trade data

The inability of US President Donald Trump and the US Congress to agree on funding levels has resulted in a partial shutdown of several U.S. government agencies that has lasted for weeks... [more...]

November: Sharp increase in Brazilian exports of wooden panels

In November 2018 the consumption of wooden panels in Brazil reached 621 thousand m3, a slight increase of 1.0% compared to November 2017 (614 thousand m3), according to IBA (Brazilian Tree Industry) monthly report...... [more...]

Large scale reforestation planned for Sabah and Sarawak

Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal has announced that the State Government will undertake large scale reforestation to ensure wood supplies for industries in Sabah... [more...]

Tarkett appoints new CEO

Tarkett has appointed Fabrice Barthélemy as CEO and Chairman of the Management Board...... [more...]

Germany: Pellets more expensive in January

As usual for the winter season, the price of wood pellets in Germany increased in January 2019. The price is 1.7% higher as compared to December 2018 and 5.5% higher over January 2018... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 3, 2019

Trading in dry framing lumber picked up amid more curtailment news in British Columbia, and a sense that downside risk was minimal while upside potential was on the rise... [more...]

Germany: BAU closes with new record figures

The BAU 2019, the 14.-19. January in Munich, again peaked. On an area of ​​200,000 square meters extended by two new halls, 2,250 exhibitors (2017: 2,120) from 45 countries showed their products and solutions in the construction industry. 250,000 visitors, including 85,000 for the first time from abroad (2017: 80,500) from over 150 countries, underline the significance of BAU as the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems. With almost 70,000 participants, one in four visitors came from the fields of architecture, engineering and planning... [more...]

Mayr-Melnhof Group completes acquisition of Austrian TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has closed the acquisition of TANN Group, as the company announced in a press release... [more...]

Chinese economy continues to show weakness

Many of the leading indicators for the Chinese economy continue to show weakness on both the export and domestic manufacturing front... [more...]

Södra adapts timber prices to market conditions

Södra is adjusting the purchase price for spruce and pine logs as well as fuel wood... [more...]

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France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

In 2019, will the poplar follow the same trend that has prevailed over the past three years? The answer is undoubtedly positive if one examines the factors favorable to the wood species that has faced two difficult decades... [ more...]

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