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Archives: September 2017

China still leads as the world’s biggest furniture producer

The 100 countries covered in CSIL’s newly-released World Furniture Outlook 2017/2018 make up almost 90 per cent [...]

Brazil: Rising economic importance of the planted forest industry

According to the Brazilian Tree Industry (IBA) 2017 report launched recently, in 2016 the Brazilian planted forest sector experienced a [...]

Austria: Slight increase in wood pellets prices this month

EN plus A1 wood pellets in Austria have reached the average price of EUR 228.2/tonne during September 2017 [...]

Tropical sawn wood imports decline in nearly all EU countries

EU imports of tropical sawnwood in the first six months of 2017 were 348,600 metric tonnes (MT), 19% less [...]

Unusually long period of price stability for African hardwoods

For the past 2-3 months there has been little movement in the market and prices have been stable with [...]

TowerBrook Capital Partners completes acquisition of Schweighofer’s fiber business in Austria

TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. completed the recently announced acquisition of Schweighofer Fiber GmbH. Financial terms of the transaction were [...]

Katerra wants to open a new CLT facility

California-based Katerra plans to open a new factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, where it will produce mass timber products [...]

Steico Group expands LVL production at its mill in Poland

The Steico Group produced the first laminated veneer lumber (LVL) board at its new, second production line in Czarna Woda [...]

Roseburg orders new LVL production line for its mill in the US

Roseburg Forest Products placed an order for a world’s largest continuous LVL press with Dieffenbacher.     [...]

Moelven Norsälven AB sawmill closed down

The Board of Moelven Norsälven AB has decided to close down the sawmill. This is because investment needs in [...]