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Stora Enso reported 8.6% earnings increase for its wood products division in 2016

    Stora Enso's wood products divison reported 8.6% increase in earnings, reaching EUR 88 million [...]

New wood chips drying technology developed in Finland

Finnish researchers are currently studying a more efficient means of drying wood chips, one that is said to be efficient [...]

German furniture industry sales got up to a record of almost EUR 18 billion in 2016

The German furniture industry sales grew by 3.2% in 2016 and reached a new all-time high of EUR [...]

Protectionism not viable for US and trade partners in the long-run, says VDMA

German machinery exports to USA fell by 3.4 percent between January and October 2016, and by nearly 5.8 [...]

Swedish furniture giant Ikea invests in Dutch recycling company

Home furnishers and consumer goods retailer Ikea has acquired a 15% minority stake in Dutch plastics recycling company Morssinkhof Rymoplast [...]

Former German Pellets plant in Wismar performs well with its new American owners

Just over a year ago, the German wood pellet manufacturer German Pellets applied for insolvency. Now the production at the [...]

European softwood logs & timber exports to China perform well in 2016

After a slowdown in growth in 2015, mainly due to an overall slower pace in the Chinese economy and construction [...]

Elmia Wood opens up three new sections this year

Four months before Elmia Wood opens, the organisers confirm it will be the world’s biggest forestry fair ever.  [...]

Construction is underway for Kebony’s second European factory in Flanders

On the 9th of February, Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports, visited the site of Kebony [...]

Lithuanian roundwood prices recover, but still at a low level

Roundwood prices in Lithuania started to recover in November 2016, even though there are still low as compared to the [...]