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Archives: June 2018

Steinhoff International agreed to sell Kika/Leiner

Steinhoff International has finally admitted that it is selling its loss-making Austrian furniture retailer Rudolf Leiner, popularly known as [...]

Södra’s sales of construction timber reached new record-high levels

Swedish construction customers are buying timber products like never before. Södra’s sales of Swedish construction timber broke all [...]

European sawn softwood sales boosted by the construction sector and strong Chinese and US demand

On the 15th of  June 2018, the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) held its Summer General Assembly in [...]

European parquet market strengthens its upward trend; outlook positive

Parquet consumption continues to progress in the EU, benefiting from the encouraging economic context, especially from the growth of the [...]

Global softwood lumber prices keep on going up during Q1/2018

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North [...]

Junnikkala Ltd. to expand production at Kalajoki and Oulainen sawmills in Finland

Junnikkala Ltd. is growing its sawn wood production in Kalajoki, Finland, and increasing the drying capacity by acquiring the first [...]

Germany: Holzwerke Ladenburger to expand lumber production

Holzwerke Ladenburger in Germany placed an order with Valutec for supply of TC continuous kiln. The TC continuous kiln will [...]

China: Sawn softwood imports up 41% in 2017

According to data from China Customs, 2017 Chinese sawnwood imports totalled 37.35 million cubic metres valued at US$10 [...]

US costs of homebuilding increasing due to lumber tariffs

Last week, Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, addressed attendees at the National Association of [...]

Firming demand for plywood in EU but sales suffer from supply problems and price rises

The European plywood market faces a combination of buoyant demand, mounting competition for product from other leading consumer countries plus [...]