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UPM to sell its Chapelle Darblay mill in France

UPM has signed an agreement to sell its Chapelle Darblay newsprint mill site to a consortium of two partners Samfi and Paprec France SAS...... [more...]

The furniture industry finally met up once again at SICAM

Held in Pordenone from 12th to 15th October, the twelfth edition of SICAM enjoyed a success that outstripped the most optimistic forecasts...... [more...]

USTR agreement to resolve timber investigation on Vietnam

Through a press release quoted below the United States Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, announced an agreement with Vietnam that addresses U.S. concerns in the Vietnam Timber Section 301 investigation. This is the first 301 investigation to address environmental concerns...... [more...]

European wood furniture production down 5% last year

The latest Eurostat PRODCOM data reveals that the total value of wood furniture production in the EU27 declined 5% to €32.4 billion in 2020. This performance for the year is significantly better than initially anticipated at the start of the pandemic...... [more...]

Stewart Milne Group to sell timber systems business

Stewart Milne Group is selling its market leading timber systems business to focus on investing in the growth of Stewart Milne Homes across Scotland and North-west England...... [more...]

Segezha to purchase Inter Forest Rus

Segezha Group has announced that it has agreed to purchase the assets of LLC Inter Forest Rus from Bonum Capital Ltd for $515 million.... [more...]

USNR and Wood Fiber Group to merge

US Natural Resources (USNR) and Wood Fiber Group have announced a merger that aims to create the world’s most comprehensive supplier of the equipment, technology and essential tooling used in wood processing facilities...... [more...]

Sharp rise in UK softwood timber imports

Seven months into 2021 and volumes of timber and panels imported by the UK were nearly 2 million m³ higher than the first seven months of 2020...... [more...]

Strong demand continues to push North American lumber prices up

Similar to this time last year, when lumber prices started rising to reach what was then the all-time historical high, solid wood construction materials prices have been ticking up in the past few weeks. ..... [more...]

Koskisen to build Euro 48 million sawmill in Finland

Koskisen will carry out an investment in Kärkölä, Finland, worth Euro 48 million, with production scheduled to start up in summer 2023....... [more...]

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Special Reports

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ISC: Many market uncertainties but softwood demand will not stop

It has been another extraordinary year in the softwood market since the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held completely online for the first time in 2020. On October 14th 2021 the 69th edition went hybrid – welcoming 200 participants in Helsinki and further 100 online... [ more...]

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CLT capacities and product innovations worldwide are far from over

At the Ligna Forum Digital, four industry experts discussed the prospects for CLT production and discussed the potential in technology, product development and sales markets for the increasingly popular wooden building elements. 3.5 million m3 / yr of CLT capacity is currently available globally and it will soon be possible to produce 5 million m3 / yr with 130 production lines worldwide... [ more...]

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U.S. lumber prices on the rise again

Lumber futures have hit $628 per thousand board feet (mbf), the Wall Street Journal has reported. Prices are now up nearly 40% since late August and are almost as high as their pre-pandemic levels...... [ more...]

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