Archives: November 2017

US wooden furniture imports down except office furniture

US wooden furniture imports were worth US$1.57 billion in August, down 3% from July. Year-to-date imports [...]

EU sawn tropical hardwood imports continue to slide

The latest trade data shows that EU imports of sawn tropical hardwood have continued to slide this year, despite on [...]

Vietnam’s wood industry still underdeveloped

The woodworking industry in Vietnam is still very low, as compared to other regional markets, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and [...]

Major Dutch company found sourcing illegal teak from Myanmar

A major Dutch company was found to having placed illegally sourced teak from Myanmar on the European market, as a [...]

NGOs throughout Louisiana sue EPA over formaldehyde rule extensions

Various non-profit organizations and NGOs throughout Louisiana are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its stalling of formaldehyde [...]

US DoC announces final antidumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on the 2nd of November the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty [...]

Sweden gets ready to send more softwood lumber to Vietnam

The Swedish sawmill industry, gathered under the name Swedish Wood, participated in the Vietnam Wood fair in Ho Chi Minh [...]

US lumber prices remained stable during last week

The demand for framing lumber in the US remained steady to active during last week, even if traders usually experience [...]

US plywood imports from China bottom out

US hardwood plywood imports fell 19% in August to 168,059 cu.m., but year-to-date imports were unchanged [...]

Lower US housing starts because of hurricanes

Housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,127,000, according to the US Department [...]