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EU and Côte d’Ivoire sign FLEGT VPA agreement

On 19 February 2024, the European Commission and Côte d’Ivoire signed their Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), a major step on the way to sustainable, legal forestry.... [more...]

China: Rise in fibreboard exports

China Customs data shows fibreboard exports totalled 2.205 million tonnes valued at US$1.194 billion, up 10% in volume but down 0.5% in value over 2022.... [more...]

Logging in Germany drops by 10% in 2023

According to the German Federal Statistical Office, 70.6 million cubic meters of wood were harvested in German forests in 2023.... [more...]

European wooden furniture consumption fell 11% in 2023

The last four years, marked from the start of 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic and from February 2022 by war in Ukraine, have seen unprecedented changes in Europe’s wood furniture sector.... [more...]

Vietnam's wood product exports rise sharply in March

According to Vietnam Customs Office, in March 2024 Vietnam’s W&WP exports were worth US$1.12 billion, up 46% compared to February 2024 but down 2% compared to March 2023.... [more...]

US homebuilder sentiment stalls

US homebuilder sentiment leveled off this month after a recent surge as would-be home buyers look for signs borrowing costs will fall.... [more...]

JELD-WEN to close 2 manufacturing facilities

JELD-WEN announced actions to simplify its North America windows operations by closing its Vista, California, and Hawkins, Wisconsin, manufacturing facilities.... [more...]

CIFF Guangzhou 2024 achieves record visitors

In March 2024, CIFF Guangzhou achieved a remarkable milestone, boasting its highest number of exhibitors and visitors to date.... [more...]

US duties on Canadian softwood lumber remain in place

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday it made a final finding that exports of softwood lumber from Canada harm U.S. producers... [more...]

Martco to upgrade OSB plant

Martco, LLC, the parent company for timber sourcing and manufacturing company RoyOMartin, has announced it will invest more than $30 million to install technologically advanced production equipment at its plant in Allen Parish.... [more...]

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European elections and Enviva bankruptcy might shape the market in 2024

In the well-attended Wels town hall, Dr. Gerhard Dell, Managing Director of the Upper Austrian Energy Saving Association, and Mayor Dr. Andreas Rabl welcomed the expert audience to the European Pellets Conference 2024. Dell emphasized the increasing relevance of renewable energies in Austria and Europe, before Rabl used the example of Wels to show how cities and municipalities can become pioneers. Wels is already exceeding the Austrian energy saving goals and is currently taking further steps towards the desired energy self-sufficiency.... [ more...]

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France: Difficult times for the pallets and packaging market

France: Difficult times for the pallets and packaging market

The packaging market in France is sluggish. The prospects are not very encouraging.It's not surprising because this sector depends directly on the economy in general and particularly on multi-industrial activities and the state of health of construction. ... [ more...]

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The European Woodworking Industries express great concern about EUDR

The European Woodworking Industries are greatly concerned regarding information disclosed about the EU Deforestation-Free Products Regulation (EUDR)...... [ more...]

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