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German wood price index for wooden packaging decreasing in May 2023

The monthly price index for sawn timber and wood-based materials for wooden packaging and pallets decreased in May 2023 compared to the previous month. The index of... [more...]

Andritz to supply woodyard equipment to China

ANDRITZ has been awarded a contract from Liansheng Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. to supply two debarking and chipping lines for their new pulp mill in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China... [more...]

Production in construction down by 2.4% in the euro area and by 1.9% in the EU

In March 2023 compared with February 2023, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 2.4% in the euro area and by 1.9% the EU... [more...]

Resolute agrees to sell the Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper Mil

Resolute Forest Products has entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell its Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill to an affiliate of Atlas Holdings... [more...]

9% more parquet sales in Austria in 2022

Austria's market for floor coverings and parquet continued to grow in terms of sales in 2022.... [more...]

Kastamonu starts up third Andritz MDF production line

Kastamonu Entegre Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret (KEAS) has successfully started up the new fiber preparation line for the production of MDF at the plant in Balikesir, Turkey... [more...]

Decline in China's tropical log imports

China’s tropical log imports fell 14% to 1.537 million cubic metres in the first quarter of 2023.... [more...]

Sales of German parquet manufacturers fell by 11.7% in 2022

According to an internal association survey, the turnover of the German parquet manufacturers organized in the vdp in Germany increased by 6% in 2022 compared to the previous year to €274.4 million. The development in the first half of the year was decisive for the growth... [more...]

Homag takes over granIT shares

The HOMAG Group takes over 26% of the shares in the Reutlingen-based software company granIT, thereby strengthening its digital competence in the growth area of ​​timber house construction... [more...]

N. American lumber production on a downward trend

U.S. sawmills in February produced 2.829 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber, a decrease of 5.0% from February 2022, and down 7.5% compared with January 2023’s 3.058 bbf... [more...]

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China's log import market facing slump since Chinese New Year

China's log import market has witnessed a slowdown since the Chinese New Year, leading importers and exporters to travel and meet face-to-face with customers and suppliers. ... [ more...]

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Pakistan's timber import challenges: Inflation, restrictions and market dynamics

Pakistan finds itself grappling with a range of pressing issues that are hampering its economic stability and creating political imbalances... [ more...]

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Dynamic plywood market driven by China

At the end of March 2023, Germany's plywood importers thought they were in a different world compared to the previous year. GD Holz's Foreign Trade Day 2022 had taken place just before the EU's first ever package of sanctions against Russia and Belarus and nobody could have foreseen the paths the plywood trade would take within a year of war... [ more...]

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