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Growth in the European construction sector to slow down by 2021

Euroconstruct sees its growth forecast for the European construction industry from 2019 to 2021 as falling. The growth peak for [...]

Swiss Krono to invest in a new OSB plant in Sharya, Russia

Swiss Krono Group, based in Lucerne, Switzerland, increased its consolidated gross revenue by more than 11% to reach CHF 2 [...]

2018 was a bad year for Scandinavian sawmills’ softwood lumber exports to China

  After years of steady growth, the European softwood lumber exports to China had a bad year in 2018 [...]

Prices of softwood lumber in Austria stable in December

Prices of softwood lumber in Austria were at a stable level in December 2018. Only the price of reserve square [...]

European parquet market drops in 2018 after three consecutive years of growth

The overall consumption figures of the European Parquet Industry for the year 2018 have moderately contracted by a bit less [...]

Investigation reveals how illegally harvested timber is ‘greenwashed’ in China

An investigation conducted by Sixth Tone, a group of Chinese researchers and journalists linked to the Shanghai United Media Group [...]

Estonia: Roundwood prices in November 2018 way higher over a year ago; pulpwood prices nearly double

The prices for all rounwood assortments in Estonia have increased in November 2018. Above all, small diameter pine and spruce [...]

Prices for Austrian wood pellets well above last year’s level

The January 2019 wood pellets price in Austria continued to rise, both as compared to December 2018, as well as [...]

Domestic EU wood furniture trade on the rise

The latest Eurostat trade data for EU wood furniture trade indicates that internal EU trade is rising, whereas external trade [...]

China and the European countries cooperate to promote wood products trade through railway express

A China-Europe Wood Industry Cooperation Summit was recently hosted by the China National Forest Products Industry Association (CNFPIA). A [...]