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US sawn tropical hardwood imports fall

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood fell 12% in June as volumes retreated from a near record high. The 24,229 cubic metres imported in June was the second lowest total of the year so far.... [more...]

Value of UK tropical wood product imports up 34%

The import value of tropical wood and wood furniture into the UK in the opening five months of this year was US$711 million, 34% more than the same period last year.... [more...]

German forest owners call for crisis summit

2022 will be a record year for forest fire damage in Germany. So far this summer, almost 3,800 hectares of forest have been on fire in Germany. ... [more...]

Homag to merge companies in Spain

Homag Machinery Barcelona, the first factory of the Homag Group outside Germany, absorbs the sales and service company Homag España Maquinaria, thus giving rise to Homag España S.A.U.... [more...]

49th CIFF Guangzhou 2022 reports success

The 49th CIFF Guangzhou was held in two phases between 17-20 Jul 2022 and 26-29 Jul at the Canton Fair Complex in Guangzhou Pazhou, Guangzhou, China, ... [more...]

LP reports drop in sales for Q2/2022

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022. Net sales for the 2Q 2022 decreased year-over-year by $38 million (or 3%). ... [more...]

Canadia's lumber production down 5.3% in May

Canadian lumber production increased 7.2% from April 2022 to 4 649.5 thousand cubic metres in May... [more...]

Strong outdoor furniture market in Europe

The outdoor furniture market in Europe is one of the best performers in the furniture sector, according to a new report focused on this sector just published by CSIL. Total annual sales of outdoor furniture in Europe are estimated by CSIL to be around €3.3 billion. Following a slight reduction in 2020 the sector recorded a double-digit rebound in 2021, well above the sector average.... [more...]

IKEA opens first store in South America

The very first IKEA store in South America opened in Santiago de Chile on 10 August 2022. A second store is planned to open in the near future, also in Santiago. Falabella, the... [more...]

Test method for elastic floors under the influence of heat

Elastic floor coverings with click connections can become deformed if they are partially exposed to heat from above, such as from solar radiation. None of the applicable normative... [more...]

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European Pellets Conference 2022 showed potential and homework

The European Pellets Conference 2022 on April 6 in Wels, Upper Austria, as well as online, showed the more than 650 participants from 60 countries the current developments on the markets, in technology and politics. Speakers and audience discussed ways of optimal positioning in times of... [ more...]

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North American lumber prices are down 28%

North American lumber prices are down 28% in 3 weeks as the housing market cools...... [ more...]

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Trade of logs and lumber in Europe expected to change in the coming years

The trade of logs and lumber in Europe will “change dramatically” in the coming years, with timber harvests having reportedly peaked in Central Europe.... [ more...]


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