Archives: April 2014

Two more EUTR Monitoring Organizations named by the E.C.

After recognizing ConLegno and Nepcon as Monitoring Organizations (MO) back in August 2013, at the end of March, the European [...]
April 12, 2014 Global Trends / Forestry / Europe

Switzerland faces third consecutive price decrease of wood pellets in April

In April the average price of pellets in Switzerland has registered another significant decrease, confirming a downward trend which started [...]

Kronospan worries that biomass expansion is increasing timber prices

Austrian wood panel company, Kronospan, has launched a warning over the future of its business in the United Kingdom, with [...]

Softwood logs imported to Sweden reached a 10-year high

The forest industry in Sweden imported about ten percent of its wood raw-material needs in 2013, according to the [...]

Malaysian industry disappointed by low level of demand for certified wood

The MTCC has released data for the last four months of 2013 on exports of wood products certified through the [...]

Kingfisher wants to buy French rival, Mr Bricolage

Kingfisher, the DIY chain with operations in the UK and France, is in talks to acquire Mr Bricolage, a French [...]

Parent plant St. Johann to be upgraded by EGGER

In order to continue expanding its strong position on the international stage, EGGER is undertaking three major construction projects: The [...]

West Fraser expands lumber capacity in U.S. South and Western Canada

West Fraser continues to grow its lumber business in the U.S. South and in western Canada. The company announced [...]

Price increase for KVH in Germany, after March pressure

Despite attractive construction prices in Germany, KVH hasn’t gained momentum in the first quarter. As different German manufacturers report [...]

China: Diversification of sawnwood import countries intensifies

Sawnwood imports totalled 24.04 million cu.m in 2013 and were valued at US$830 million in 2013, up [...]