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Archives: February 2016

EU tropical wood flooring imports driven up by France

There was significant growth in EU import value of tropical wood flooring (+18.7% to €89.7 million) in the [...]

John Deere’s construction & forestry equipment sales down 23%; outlook negative

For the first financial quarter ended January 31, worldwide net sales of John Deere registered a decline of 13 percent [...]

UK’s BSW Timber increase profits despite higher log prices

UK's BSW Timber increased its pre-tax profits in 2015 by 80%, according to The Press and Journal. The [...]

Weyerhaeuser completes giant merger with Plum Creek

Weyerhaeuser last week announced the completion of the merger with Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. Shareholders of both companies approved [...]

German Pellets may be facing liquidation

Lawyer Bettina Schmudde from Kanzlei White & Case law firm, appointed insolvency administrator of German Pellets GmbH, has recently announced [...]

U.S. housing starts fall unexpectedly in January

In January, new residential construction in the United States showed a considerable decrease, according to data of the U.S [...]

Japan’s furniture import trends

Production and sales have been shrinking in Japan’s domestic wooden furniture manufacturing sector for more than a decade. Most [...]

US and Canada start SLA talks

Ottawa and Washington are debating about renewing the Softwood Lumber Agreement, regarding the export of Canadian lumber to US markets [...]

Italian woodworking machinery: 23% increase in orders

Orders for Italian woodworking machinery in 4Q/2015 rose 23.3% compared to the same period in 2014, reflecting a [...]

Södra reports considerable rise in operating profit

Södra's operating profit for 2015 increased to SEK 2,162 million (2014: SEK 1,516 million). Net sales [...]