• Interior
  • October 18, 2021 12:46

The furniture industry finally met up once again at SICAM

Held in Pordenone from 12th to 15th October, the twelfth edition of SICAM enjoyed a success that outstripped the most optimistic forecasts...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 18, 2021 11:47

USTR agreement to resolve timber investigation on Vietnam

Through a press release quoted below the United States Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, announced an agreement with Vietnam that addresses U.S. concerns in the Vietnam Timber Section 301 investigation. This is the first 301 investigation to address environmental concerns...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • October 18, 2021 11:13

European wood furniture production down 5% last year

The latest Eurostat PRODCOM data reveals that the total value of wood furniture production in the EU27 declined 5% to €32.4 billion in 2020. This performance for the year is significantly better than initially anticipated at the start of the pandemic...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 14, 2021 13:19

Sharp rise in UK softwood timber imports

Seven months into 2021 and volumes of timber and panels imported by the UK were nearly 2 million m³ higher than the first seven months of 2020...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 14, 2021 11:33

Strong demand continues to push North American lumber prices up

Similar to this time last year, when lumber prices started rising to reach what was then the all-time historical high, solid wood construction materials prices have been ticking up in the past few weeks. ..... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 12, 2021 09:45

Sweden: Expected high gross felling this year

The Swedish gross felling in 2020 amounted to just over 93 million cubic meters standing volume according to previously published preliminary statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency....... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 11, 2021 10:09

Vietnam wood processors shut down temporarily

Although Vietnam’s wood and wood exports grew by more than 62% (year-on-year) in the period January–June 2021, they have been curtailed since then by a fourth wave of the COVID-19 virus, which has disrupted supply chains...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 08, 2021 09:30

Softwood pulpwood saw higher price increases worldwide than hardwood pulpwood

Softwood fiber costs were generally higher worldwide in the 2Q/21 than in the previous quarter despite an increase in the supply of residuals from sawmills in Europe and North America...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 06, 2021 13:07

Container shortage threaten India’s exports

A report by Lakshmi Ajay in Indian Transport & Logistics News discusses the acute global container shortage, which is having a profound impact on trade. ...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 06, 2021 10:27

Finnish forest industry exports up 14% in January-July 2021

In January-July the exports value of forest industry products totalled in real terms EUR 7.53 billion and increased from same period previous year by 14% (deflated using wholesale price index)....... [more...]

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