Archives: October 2016

Forecast: Finland’s sawnwood exports to reach record levels on high spruce demand from China

Sawnwood exports from Finland will increase significantly in 2016 compared to 2015 and will reach new record levels. The increase [...]

Kastamonu advancing to a top position in the Russian laminate flooring market

In the two years since Kastamonu opened the woodworking site in Tatarstan, Russia, the company made it to the TOP [...]

US senators call for a new softwood lumber agreement

Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch along with Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and 21 [...]

Austria: Weak price growth for wood pellets

The price of Enplus A1 pellets in Austria reached an average of EUR 223.7 per tonne, or 4.56 [...]

Innovations4Flooring wins patent case against Unilin

Innovations4Flooring (I4F) announced a court case win against Unilin Beheer B.V. to nullify the Dutch part of Unilin’s [...]

US lumber prices register first decline in five weeks

Many framing lumber prices ended up in poor trading last week in the US. Producers lowered quotes on #2& [...]

EGGER plans a particleboard plant in Poland

As the Egger Group's CEO Thomas Leissing recently declared at the company's annual press conference, the Austrian giant [...]

German wood pellets production dropped sharply in the first half of the year

The total amount of pellets produced in Germany from January to June 2016 reached 889,600 tonnes, which is 90 [...]

US lumber demand to remain weak by 2020

The huge Millennial generation has not yet reached home-buying age and credit remains tight, causing MetLife to predict that [...]

EU imports of Russian hardwood logs down by -20%

EU imports of Russian hardwood logs declined by -20% in the period from January to July 2016, as compared to [...]