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Germany: Stable pellet prices in September

The price for wood pellets in Germany remains stable in September, as reported by the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV)....... [more...]

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N. American softwood lumber prices flatten as autumn comes on

Most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities could level off or even start dropping, and that’s exactly what has happened. Players and industry insiders say that supply is improving as sawmills are able to get more lumber production online, just as the usual seasonal drop in demand arrives.... [more...]

The European Woodworking Industries are ready to match the EU increased ambition towards the 2030 Climate targets

The European Commission announced the plan to start an upward revision of the 2030 EU climate targets in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the communication, all sectors of the EU economy will have to step up their efforts to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 55% by the end of the current decade...... [more...]

UK market for African hardwoods “recovering well” after lockdown

The UK market for sawn hardwood has been recovering well following easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures from June onwards. However, there are significant problems on the supply side with COVID-19 contributing to reduced harvesting and mill operations and a significant reduction in freight capacity...... [more...]

China, the main buyer of Peruvian wood products throughout the year

China was the main buyer of Peruvian wood products throughout the year to August with purchases worth US$37.6 mil. while the second place was Mexico with at US$19.5 mil. says the Association of Exporters (Adex)...... [more...]

US housing starts drop more than expected in August

After reporting a substantial increase in new residential construction in the U.S. in the previous month, the US Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing housing starts...... [more...]

Machinery News

News in the door technology sector from Viganò: ECO 4T the milling ennobling machine

For years, the ennobling of the millings in doors and portals has been a problem for companies: reaching those millimeters of groove on the panel in depth was left to painstaking manual work with painting or expensive off-line solutions...... [more...]

Komatsu Forest presents new forwarders

At the launch of its 2021 models, Komatsu Forest is presenting a number of forwarder announcements, including an upgraded Komatsu 845 and a brand-new thinning concept, Thinning Experts (TX), which includes the Komatsu 835TX and the new Komatsu 825TX. This will mean that Komatsu's entire forwarder range now boasts a fully upgraded design, a new 4-cylinder engine and a new control system. The Bogie Lift Advanced option will be available for all small forwarders and, moreover, MaxiFleet will gain several new features to simplify day-to-day forwarding work... [more...]

Production in construction up by 0.2% in euro area

In July 2020, a month marked by some relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures in many Member States, the seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.2% in the euro area and fell by 0.1% in the EU...... [more...]

Finland's forest industry exports drop 18% in the first half

In the first half year the exports value of the Finnish forest industry products totalled in real terms EUR 5.18 billion (deflated using wholesale price index)...... [more...]

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French hardwood market under pressure: auctions lack buyers, prices are falling

French hardwood market under pressure: auctions lack buyers, prices are falling

We must face the facts, there are few reasons to rejoice today on the hardwood market. This is the case with crushing where, at the first public sales after Covid-19...... [ more...]

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Myanmar Teak: Scandal or no scandal in Croatian imports?

The NGO Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) suggests, in one of its reports, that a significant amount of teak from Myanmar was imported into the EU via Croatia from 2017 to 2019 without full evidence of legality. 10 loads with a total of 144 t teak worth at least ... [ more...]

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Stimulus of € 700 million for German forests

The Federal Government will offer € 700 million to deal with the damage in the German forest after two years of drought. The sustainable management of forests should be promoted as well as digitalization in forestry...... [ more...]


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