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Archives: January 2014

Wood auctions in Romania reveal a 30% price increase

In the fall of 2013, Romsilva, the Romanian Forestry Agency, organized auctions in different parts of Romania for approximately 4 [...]

Wood fiber costs have fallen 17%

The wood costs for the global pulp industry have trended downward in a majority of the pulp-producing regions of [...]

Swiss Krono Group produces laminate flooring for Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch, which offers a complete range of products for kitchens, bathrooms and tabletops, is now extending its home [...]

Global laminate flooring markets inched up in 2013

Although the financial crisis does not appear to be completely over yet, the international laminate flooring market is recovering. Growth [...]

New Zealand becomes world’s third largest log exporter-on booming Chinese demand

In the last two decades, the value of New Zealand's forest products exports has more than doubled, mainly driven [...]

Furniture production down 3% in Germany

According to provisional data, the value of furniture produced in Germany in 2013 amounted to about 16.2 billion euros [...]
January 10, 2014 Market Analysis / Furniture / Europe

Koskisen to offer fire-resistant sawn timber

At the end of November, Koskisen became the third sawn timber manufacturer in Finland to be granted fire-retardant certification [...]

The German furniture industry in a difficult situation

Before the International Furniture Fair in Cologne, Germany (January 13 to 19, 2014), Mr. Dirk-Uwe Klaas, Chief Executive of [...]
January 10, 2014 Market Analysis / Furniture / Europe

Egger completes biomass plant in Romania

Egger, one of the leading players on the Romanian wood market, has recently finalized the construction of the largest biomass [...]

Illegal timber shipment in France to be seized by Greenpeace

On the 8th of January, Greenpeace has symbolically seized an illegal import of timber logs coming from Congo, in the [...]
January 8, 2014 Daily News / Forestry / Global