• Forestry
  • February 29, 2024 10:21

Central/West Africa: Demand for sawnwood remains subdued

Central/West African producers report international demand remains subdued. In the first nine months of 2023 the EU27 imported 607,300 cubic metres of tropical sawnwood, 14% less than the same period in 2022. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 28, 2024 09:13

China: Decline in log imports in 2023

China Customs data shows log imports in 2023 totalled 38.03 million cubic metres valued at US$6.383 billion, a decline of 13% in volume and 25% in value year on year. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 26, 2024 17:38

China: Steep drop in hardwood log imports

Hardwood log imports in 2023 fell 20% to 9.926 million cubic metres (26% of the national total log imports). PNG was the largest supplier of hardwood logs to China in 2023. ... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 25, 2024 09:36

German furniture industry sales will fall by 4.3% in 2023

Sales in the German furniture industry are forecasted to decline by 4.3 percent in 2023, reaching approximately EUR 18 billion, as per official data.... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • February 23, 2024 12:07

Germany: Producer price index for woodworking machinery slightly increasing

According to the Federal Statistical Office, the German producer price indices for commercial products such as woodworking machinery and cutting tools developed... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 22, 2024 09:45

Germany's wood industry records a decrease in revenue for 2023

The weak economic environment significantly impacted sales development in the German wood industry in 2023. Industry sales fell by 10.6% to €40.4 billion compared to the previous year, as reported by the Main Association of the German Wood Industry (HDH)... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 22, 2024 09:28

European Pellet Conference on March 6, 2024, in Wels

The program of the upcoming European Pellets Conference, which will take place on March 6, 2024 in Wels, is peppered with lectures on the current situation of the industry in Europe and the world... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 21, 2024 07:36

Production in construction up by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU

In December 2023, compared with November 2023, seasonally adjusted production in construction increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2023, production in construction fell by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 20, 2024 13:21

US hardwood plywood imports flatten

US imports of hardwood plywood rose less than 1% as imports stabilized at a level well above last winter’s volume. ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 20, 2024 12:11

Austria: Spruce log prices slightly increasing in February 2024

Despite the still subdued construction industry, spruce sawn logs are enjoying noticeable demand in Austria. According to the Chamber of Agriculture, damaged wood resulting from storms... [more...]

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