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IHC 2019: Hardwood industry marked by trade tensions and general economic slowdown

On November 20-21 the 2019 edition of the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) took place in Berlin. The international meeting [...]

Pace of growth in EU tropical timber imports slows in the third quarter

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first nine of months of 2019 than [...]

ISC 2019 story 1: Is the bark beetle crisis the new ”normal”?

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]

China: Price index for imported sawn timber

This price guide contains the most update prices of imported sawn timber at main distribution markets in China.   [...]

Swedish sawmills export less to Europe; more to Africa, China and US

Swedish sawmills delivered less softwood lumber to European destinations in the first eight months of 2019 (-7%). By contrast, deliveries [...]

Global wooden furniture market expected to grow 32% by 2025

The size of the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow from $395 billion in 2018 to more than [...]

Netherlands’ rising influence in EU tropical timber trade

The Netherlands has traditionally played an important role as a driver of tropical timber demand in the EU.    [...]

Rise in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood increased 12% to 405,600 MT in the first half of 2019 compared to [...]

EU tropical wood trade up 16% in the first half of 2019

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first half of this year compared to [...]