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Eight European woodworking machinery giants plan to enable machine communication of different brands

The production in the woodworking industry nowadays implies more and more digital manufacturing processes to gain efficiency and competitiveness through [...]

Swedish Södra to lower purchase prices for spruce roundwood

The high supply of spruce roundwood in Sweden and Central Europe as well as the obvious slowdown in the global [...]

France: The bark beetle crisis pushes down the prices for softwoods at auctions

In the northern half of France, forest owners of spruce and fir are very concerned. During an unusually mild winter [...]

Romania plans to ban the exports of logs

Romania's ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) has announced the intention to file a bill to ban the export of [...]

Booming roundwood prices in Norway

Following a favourable 2018 for the Norwegian forest industry, when a total of 10.7 million cubic metres of roundwood [...]

Wood pellet prices drop sharply in Germany

The price of wood pellets in Germany dropped by 4.1% in May compared to the previous month.   [...]

Italian Florian Group to build a wood pellet plant in Croatia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is granting Italian wood processor Florian SpA a € 5 million loan to [...]

EU tropical timber imports rising since mid-2018

Total value of tropical wood imports into the EU increased slightly in 2018, although at a slower rate than imports [...]

Tropical wood loses market share in Germany

Insights into the reasons for Germany’s shift away imports of tropical wood, particularly direct imports, were provided by the [...]

Germany produces more pellets than ever before

In the first quarter of 2019, so many wood pellets were produced in Germany as never before during this period [...]