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Homag Group's sales were up 1.3% in H1/2018

In the first half of 2018 (1H-2018), the Homag Group recorded an increase in sales over the previous year and once again achieved a high level of incoming orders... [more...]

Germany: Price of wood pellets slightly up in August

The price of wood pellets in Germany remained constant in August as compared to the previous month, as the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association e. V. (DEPV) reports. The average price for a ton (t) of pellets is € 237.49, 0.5 percent more than in the previous month... [more...]

US housing starts recover slightly in July

New residential construction in US rebounded by much less than expected in the month of July... [more...]

Dropping sales of Italian woodworking machinery

The orders for Italian woodworking machines and tools in Q2 2018 decreased 9.9% y-o-y due to orders from abroad dropped 15.5%... [more...]

Pfeifer Group plans EUR 100 million investments

By autumn 2020, the Pfeifer Group plans to massively expand existing and new production facilities in Chanovice, Schlitz and Lauterbach. Pfeifer takes about 100 million euros for this purpose.... [more...]

Germany: Building permits drop slightly in H1/2018

From January to June 2018, the construction of a total of 168,500 apartments was approved in Germany. This includes all permits for construction of newly built and existing residential and non-residential buildings... [more...]

Forestry

EU tropical import figures mixed

The latest figures for the tropical sawn hardwood sector in Europe show a very mixed and fluid picture. In the first quarter of 2018, European imports were down 6% compared to the same period in 2017... [more...]

Conifex reports sharp rise in revenues

Conifex Timber Inc. reported results for the 2Q ended June 30, 2018. EBITDA in the 2Q 2018, which excludes countervailing and anti-dumping duty deposits of $8.2 million... [more...]

Sweden: continued increase in notified area of final felling during June and July

In Sweden, notified area of final felling increased by 14% in June and by 4% in July, compared to corresponding months of last year. Quarterly statistics during the year shows an increase of... [more...]

Furniture Council – a bright future for Malaysian manufacturers

Malaysia is one of the world’s top 10 furniture exporters. The global furniture market is expected to grow between 3% and 5% in the next five years... [more...]

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Romanian wood industry under pressure, with high timber auction prices and booming imports

Romanian wood industry under pressure, with high timber auction prices and booming imports

After a difficult 2017-2018 harvesting season, marked by low standing timber volumes on the market and excessive prices, what is the outlook for Romanian wood industry in the autumn of 2018? ... [ more...]

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