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Global MDF markets situation; consumption reaches 96,4 million m3

In 2017, the global MDF market amounted to 96.4 million m3, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

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 [...]

Indonesian plywood prices reach record high

Export prices of Indonesian plywood continue to climb with no sign of slowing down. In particular, thin panel of 2 [...]

Fall in EU tropical imports driven mainly by supply-side issues

In practice, the recent decline in tropical imports into the EU is better seen as a region-wide phenomenon driven [...]

Vietnam’s wood industry faces shortage in raw materials

Vietnam’s wood industry faces a quandary as bright export growth prospects are clouded by difficulties in finding necessary raw [...]

EU tropical sawn hardwood imports fall to all-time low

EU tropical sawn hardwood imports fall to all-time low The EU imported 2.04 million cu.m of sawn [...]

India shows great interest in Swedish pine

The Indian wood industry is showing strong interest in Swedish pine, particularly for furniture and joinery. Indian architects and designers [...]

Malaysian log exports might suffer further cuts, affecting traders

Tropical logs exports from Malaysia will continue to decrease once with the fall of the logging volumes in a key [...]

Biesse Middle East gets EUR 1.3 million contracts at Dubai Woodshow 2018

Biesse Middle East has signed contracts worth more than Euro 1.3 million euros at the Dubai Woodshow. The 13th [...]

Greenpeace to withdraw from FSC

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]