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“Source locally” a key theme of European wooden furniture manufacturers

There seems to be a growing preference in the EU market to ‘source local’, particularly in the design and specifier [...]

Austria: Softwood lumber prices drop in March

In March, the prices for softwood lumber in Austria declined slightly compared to February. The decline is of 1-2 [...]

Global MDF markets situation; consumption reaches 96,4 million m3

In 2017, the global MDF market amounted to 96.4 million m3, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

US decides not to go any further with Chinese plywood investigations

On February 15, four US plywood producers filed a petition at the US Department of Commerce complaining about the plywood [...]

Roundwood prices in Estonia on the rise in February

Roundwood prices in Estonia have risen significantly in February 2018, from December 2017. In January 2018, the price continued to [...]

Bergs Timber agrees to acquire Norvik’s timber operations in Baltics and UK

Bergs Timber signed an agreement with Bergs Timber’s main owner, Norvik, Norway, acquiring a number of companies within the [...]

EU Commission decides to investigate IKEA’s Dutch tax rulings

The European Commission published on the 27th of March the nonconfidential version of its decision to open a formal investigation [...]

Russia to impose restrictions on veneer logs exports

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia decided to impose temporary restrictions on the export of veneer logs for [...]

Finnish roundwood demand and prices continues to grow

Thanks to the positive economic situation and investments, roundwood use by the Finnish forest industry will break the 70 million [...]

Siempelkamp will supply new particleboard plant for VMG in Lithuania

Kalipedos Madiena (VMG) orders the complete plant with Siempelkamp in Krefeld, Germany. The new plant, which will be located in [...]