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Deteriorating market and supply challenges for European hardwood

The market situation for German hardwoods was described at IHC by Steffen Rathke, Vice President of DeSH who said that [...]

Germany: Pellet prices on the rise at the beginning of the year

The new year begins with moderately increased prices for wood pellets in Germany. Compared to December 2019, the price per [...]

Italian Saviola Group and German Nolte Holzwerkstoff to merge

A relevant and strategic agreement between Saviola Group (Italy) and the majority shareholder of Nolte Holzwerkstoff Gmbh & Co. Kg [...]

Climate change debate threatens to tip European hardwood market over the edge

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Global softwood lumber production is forecast to grow by 1.6% in 2020

In reviewing 2019, where Europe is grouped as “one region,” the five largest producers are Europe, the U.S., Canada [...]

Laminate flooring production in Europe falls in 2019 as declining world trade remains noticeable globally

In 2019, the worldwide sales of the EPLF members was 447 million m² of laminate flooring from European production (2018 [...]

Woodworking industry ‘lies at the heart of the circular bioeconomy’

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Panel [...]

European bark beetle crisis could have far-reaching implications in global lumber markets

A new wildcard in the global supply of lumber, as well as log exports, is the rapid expansion of the [...]

Russia wood pellet production continues to grow in response to growing European demand

Russia’s wood pellet industry will continue to increase production and exports in response to growing demand from European countries [...]

Euroconstruct forecasts only a slight rise in construction by 2022

Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates building work to increase only slightly in the 19 member states up to 2022. According [...]