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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 [...]

IKEA to conduct an audit at Kronospan’s Polish mills

The IKEA Group will conduct at the Polish mills of the Austrian company Kronospan, which is a supplier of the [...]