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HOMAG Group expands production capacity

The HOMAG Group has expanded the production capacity of the Schopfloch site with the commissioning of a hall in Horb, which is only a few kilometers away... [more...]

Prices of Austrian wood pellets stable in June

In June, the prices of wood pellets in Austria kept stable as compared to May. The average price of ENplusA1 wood pellets has only increased slightly and currently stands at 23.28 cents / kg or 4.75 cents / kWh... [more...]

IKEA orders 2 Heinola progressive kilns for its sawmill in Poland

IKEA ordered two large automatic 2-zone Progressive Kilns type HFB from Heinola Sawmill Machinery... [more...]

Concern for finances of Sabah logging companies due to log export ban

Sabah has imposed an interim ban on log exports and sacrificed a major source of income to ensure the domestic market enjoy adequate raw material supply... [more...]

Turkish Starwood orders particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher

Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayi A.S. has ordered a particleboard plant with an annual capacity of 460,000 m3 from Dieffenbacher for its headquarters in İnegöl, in the Bursa province... [more...]

Germany: Price of wood products slightly rising in May

In May 2018, the producer prices for commercial wood products continued to rise slightly in Germany. Almost half of the figures are unchanged compared to April, only wood chips and pellets have fallen slightly... [more...]

US housing starts up by 5% in May

New residential construction in the US reported a significant rise in May, according to data released by the US Commerce Department... [more...]

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European Parquet Market consolidates its positive trend in 2017

In general, parquet consumption continues to progress in the EU benefiting from the encouraging economic context, especially from the growth of the European consumption, and the positive trends shown by the construction sector. Germany, the biggest European market ...... [more...]

Global softwood lumber prices continue their upward trend

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China... [more...]

Ghana: Q1 2018 wood products exports at year on year high

The volume of wood products exported from Ghana in the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 72,533 cu.m, 18% higher than in the corresponding quarter in 2017... [more...]

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Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

The 2018 edition of the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) held in Nantes from the 30th of May until the 1st of June gathered around 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with both the fair and the supporting program. The exhibitors came mainly from France and Belgium as well as a smaller number from other European countries. North America was sparsely represented... [ more...]

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