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Archives: April 2018

Siempelkamp will supply new particleboard plant for VMG in Lithuania

Kalipedos Madiena (VMG) orders the complete plant with Siempelkamp in Krefeld, Germany. The new plant, which will be located in [...]

EU domestic furniture sector recovery and growth

The biggest shift in the EU furniture sector in recent years has come in the degree of market self-sufficiency [...]

China’s furniture imports at a record high

According to the China National Furniture Association the value of China’s furniture imports in 2017 rose 16% to US [...]

Chinese wood products exports hit by Trump’s tariffs

The US Trade Representative has issued a list of products to which a 25% tariffs will be collected. The list [...]

Finnish roundwood prices increased significantly during January

Roundwood prices in Finland increased during January 2018, as compared to the corresponding month in 2017.     [...]

European parquet markets mainly in a positive mood, except Germany

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry met on 4 April 2018 and discussed amongst [...]

Prices for wood pellets in Germany started to descend in April

The wood pellets' price in Germany has started to descend in April 2018. The national average price has reached the [...]

Strong lumber markets in the US and Europe increased the global sawlog price by 10%

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]

UK imports of timber and panel went up by 10.8% during 2017

The Timber Trade Federation has issued its Monthly Statistical Bulletin for April 2018. The stats show that volumes of imported [...]

Finland: Export of sawn goods set to grow and prices to rise

New investments in the Finnish forestry sector will have a significant impact on production figures both for 2018 and 2019 [...]