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Brazil: 41% of the wood harvested in Mato Grosso of illegal origin

Approximately 41% of the timber exploited in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is in unauthorized areas. The Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV) presented this conclusion, after it mapped the activity based on satellite images collected between August 2013 and July 2016 and compared them to the authorizations to exploit the material... [more...]

EU imports of wood pellets from the US up by 10%

During the first eleven months of 2017, the US wood pellets exports to the European Union countries went up by 10%, amounting to 4,96 million tonnes, as compared to the same period of 2016... [more...]

Sales of the German furniture industry declined slightly in 2017

The German furniture industry achieved an almost stable sales development in 2017. Although sales fell by 0.6% to € 17.9 billion last year... [more...]

Cameroon increases log export duties

A considerable surge in log FOB asking prices was recorded in Central/West Africa. This is the result of producers trying to pass on a new 15% increase in export duties on logs imposed by the government of Cameroon... [more...]

Finland: half a million m3 of sawn timber were produced in 2017

In 2017, the Finnish forest industry production increased in the majority of the main product categories. However, the production of ... [more...]

Sumitomo Forestry plans to build 350 m wooden building in Tokyo

Sumitomo Forestry (SFC) summarized the concept W350 plan to realize wooden high-rise building with a height of 350 meter... [more...]

European Energy Exchange reports first trade in wood pellets futures

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has registered the first trade on Industrial Wood Pellets Futures on its platform on Monday, 15th January 2018... [more...]

Furniture enterprises moved out of Beijing

According reports from the Beijing Furniture Industry Association Congress held in early January, the income of furniture manufacturers in Beijing ... [more...]

EUTR might be implemented in UK law after Brexit

UK's Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has welcomed a pledge from Environment Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues to have effect” after Brexit... [more...]

Maibec to upgrade Masardis mill

Maibec has decided to invest in the expansion and efficiency of the largest sawmill in Aroostook County, due to the company’s bigger lumber sales... [more...]

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France: maritime pine prices spike in the south-west

France: maritime pine prices spike in the south-west

There is the maritime pine price hike in the French south-west. Gascon mill owners and those from across the Atlantic coast of France have not known such enthusiasm for many years... [ more...]

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