• 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...]

  • Forestry
  • January 21, 2021 14:39

Germany: Douglas fir roundwood price index reaches previous year's level

The German producer prices for Douglas fir showed a slight to clear upward trend in November 2020 - with the exception of Douglas fir short, which fell by 3.4% to 37.3 points, even more than in October 2020. On average, however, the index for Douglas fir showed a slight upward... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 21, 2021 14:05

Germany: Pine roundwood price index remains split

The German producer prices for pine were still divided in November 2020. While pine logs continued the upward trend from October 2020 (+0.9% to 68.4 points), other ranges continued to trend downwards. pulpwood pine, for example, lost 1% compared to the previous month to a level of... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 21, 2021 13:34

Germany: Spruce roundwood price index increases strongly in some cases

The German producer price indices for spruce showed an upward trend almost continuously in November 2020, with one exception: Spruce B sections remained true to their negative course with -0.8% to a level of 71.7 points compared to the previous month. Various other ranges... [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...]

  • 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...]

  • Forestry
  • January 19, 2021 23:07

Austrian timber companies fined in Romania for unfair competition

Romania's Competition Council fined 31 timber producers on the local market for anti-competitive arrangements in the auctions organized during 2011-2016 by the state forest management company Romsilva...... [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 13, 2021 11:00

EGGER appoints new commercial director for the Western Europe division

The EGGER Group has appointed Andrew Tait as the new commercial head of the Western Europe division....... [more...]

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