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US Non-Canadian softwood lumber imports register 10-year high; imports from Europe boom

US softwood lumber imports (excluding the Canadian shipments) reach decade high in the first of the year, due to a [...]

Rörvik Timber sold Norsk Virke, as part of operations closure plan

Rörvik Timber has recently sold its Norwegian purchasing company Norsk Virke to a company owned by former Norsk Virke [...]

Global trade in softwood lumber driven up by Chinese huge demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

IKEA names Jesper Brodin as new CEO

IKEA Group put Jesper Brodin in charge of the development of the Swedish furniture retailer’s product range and supply [...]

Italy: High VAT and black market hold back wood pellet production

The wood pellet production in Italy undergoes reductions due to the market dumping which is at risk every day.  [...]

Kronospan plans massive investments in Belarus

Kronospan plans to make more investments in the development of the woodworking industry in Belarus.     Kronospan [...]

France: Oak sawlog prices continuously on the rise

Oak log prices have been going up in France since 2013 and sawyers around the country are wondering about the [...]

IKEA to practice lower furniture prices in India

IKEA wants to lower its furniture and home decor products prices for the Indian audience before it opens its first [...]

Prices for roundwood in Tyrol remain steady

In February, the price for the main spruce assortment (quality BC)2a-3b has remained stable in Tyrol, as well [...]

Sweden’s pine becomes increasingly more attractive in China

China’s softwood lumber imports from Sweden have been increasing in recent years due to the fact that the Sweden [...]