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Obstacles and opportunities in EU sawn hardwood market

The consensus amongst hardwood importers interviewed during December is that the current state of trade across the EU is satisfactory and there is cautious optimism it will remain that way into 2019. However various issues are causing concern...... [more...]

Domotex reports slight drop in visitors' number

The world's leading flooring trade fair Domotex, which took place from January 11 to 14, 2019 in Hanover, reports a slight decline in visitors compared to the 2017 event... [more...]

Declining global trade of softwood lumber

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period last year. China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the MENA region reduced their imports, while the US and continental Europe have imported more lumber in 2018 than in 2017... [more...]

Canadian lumber production up 7.5% in October in 2018

Canadian lumber production rose 7.5% from September to 5 789.6 thousand cubic metres of lumber in October... [more...]

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets grows continues to rise in January

The prices for wood pellets in Switzerland have continued to rise in January but the price level is below that of the previous year...... [more...]

Indonesia: Government wants high performance panel industry

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, says the government wants the Indonesian wood panel industry to get back its top performance... [more...]

FSC-certified forests in Russia reach 45.23 million hectares in 2018

The area of ​​FSC-certified forests in Russia as of December 2018 amounted to 45.23 million hectares, FSC Russia reported... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 2, 2019

The first full workweek of the year generated more inquiries and sales of framing lumber, but traders’ views of the market were mixed... [more...]

Wood packaging: Conner Industries to open new plant in Tennessee

Conner Industries, Inc. announced that it will open a new manufacturing plant in Clarksville, Tennessee on February 1, 2019. This latest expansion comes on the heels of strong first quarter growth for the company and is one of several new investments ...... [more...]

''Wood from Finland'' Conference coming up this month

The EOS Member, Sahateollisuus (Finnish Sawmill Association) is organising the 17th “Wood from Finland” conference...... [more...]

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Where will the European timber industry get its skilled workers in the future?

Where will the European timber industry get its skilled workers in the future?

On November 30, 2018, the European Timber Industry Association CEI Bois organized a seminar in Lisbon on the future of the wood industry in Europe. The 70 participants came from European associations and companies in the wood industry. The organizers were CEI Bois, as the European umbrella organization for the wood industry, the European Association of Engineered Wood Manufacturers EPF and the European Workers' Federation of the Wood Industry EFBWW. CEI WoodThe host was the Portuguese association AIMMP. The topic of the seminar was the future challenges of the wood industry... [ more...]

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