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GFA meeting: Cautious optimism for the global flooring trade

During the recent Summer Meeting in Helsinki (Finland) the Global Flooring Alliance (GFA) discussed the latest developments within the flooring trade. At the meeting almost all members were in an upbeat mood. Their respective economies are nearly all doing well, which has resulted in a growth of sales and a positive forecast for 2019.... [more...]

Brazil: IBAMA databases are now open source

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA) is responsible for licensing, issuing permits and monitoring utilisation of natural resources including logging... [more...]

Pinnacle acquired 70% interest in Alabama wood pellet plant

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced that it has closed the previously-announced acquisition of a 70 percent interest in an industrial wood pellet production facility located in Aliceville... [more...]

Canadian San Group to build a new sawmill

Canadian San Group has signed an agreement to purchase land on the Port Alberni Catalyst Paper mill site in order to build a new sawmill... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 41, 2018

Traders noted a change in the tone of the framing lumber market, and even a sense that prices had found or were nearing a bottom... [more...]

CEI-Bois and ETTF team up to give European industry a stronger voice

The European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) decided at their General Assembly in Madrid this summer to become a member of CEI-Bois... [more...]


The tenth edition of SICAM gathered the elite of the global furniture industry in Pordenone

Today saw the end of the tenth edition of SICAM, the International Exhibition of Components, Accessories, and Semi-Finished Products for the Furniture Industry, with a very positive flow of professional and buyers from all over the world...... [more...]

Hyne Timber to expand its glue laminated timber capacity in Queensland, Australia

Hyne Timber has announced a significant expansion to its Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing capability in Maryborough, Queensland... [more...]

China: Rise in the value of wood products exports through Weifang city

According to Weifang Customs, in the first three quarters of 2018 the value of wood product exports through Weifang City amounted to US$752 million... [more...]

Growth in Brazilian wood panel exports

Statistics from the Brazilian Tree Industry Association (IBÁ) show that there was a significant increase in exports by the timber industry... [more...]

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ISC: Blue Skies for wood industry in 2018, but dark clouds ahead

On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held in Riga in the facilities of the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija. This year's conference was attended by over 200 participants – a record-high attendance – from all over the world and it was ...... [ more...]

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