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Record order intake of EUR 162 million for Raute in 2016

Raute has recently released its results for the financial year 2016. The Finnish woodworking machinery supplier ended the year with [...]

Softwood lumber prices in the US up 15% since January; forecast to continue growth this year

The price of lumber in the US, from framing to structural panels, has increased in recent weeks with some prices [...]

Interview with the newly president of EUMABOIS, Mr. Juergen Koeppel

“Möbelfertigung” magazine’s Doris Bauer had an in-depth interview with the newly appointed Eumabois President. Several topics were [...]

Central/West Africa: FOB prices for sawnwood begin to stir

Sawnwood FOB prices in Central/Western Africa have begun to stir on the back of steady demand from buyers for [...]

Brazil: Exports of wood products up 20%

In January 2017 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 20.0% in value compared to [...]

Universal Forest Products enters hardwood business with new acquisition

Universal Forest Products Inc. plans to break into the hardwood products with the acquisition of an Indiana-based manufacturer.  [...]

Japan’s lumber imports from North America reach third year in a row decline

In 2016, Japan imported 2,235,652 cbms of lumber from North America, 4.4% less than in the previous [...]

Global trade in softwood lumber up 66% in seven years driven by China demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

Rörvik Timber closes Boxholm and Myresjö sawmills in southern Sweden

Rorvik Timber AB will soon close two of its southern sawmills in Sweden, with a combined production volume of 480 [...]

German furniture industry with positive results in 2016

The German furniture industry got very positive results in 2016, when the exports for the full year amounted to EUR [...]