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Norske Skog goes bankrupt

Norske Skogindustrier AS was declared insolvent by the board of the parent company Norske Skog, at the end of 2017 [...]

New Zealand softwood log exports reach new records for 2017

Log exports from New Zealand recorded hit volumes last year. This confirmed the local manufacturers' concerns regarding the fact that [...]

Furniture industry in Germany stable in 2017; exports driven by Chinese demand

The furniture industry in Germany is expected to report generally stable sales for the whole year 2017, after three years [...]

Softwood lumber exports from Finland to China up by 75%

The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world increased by 9% during January - October 2017, as compared to the same [...]

China unveils forestry investment goals for 2050

The forestry authority in China has recently released a plan to invest in the country's domestic forestry industry and [...]

Roundwood prices in Lithuania increased during October

Roundwood prices in Lithuania went up during October 2017, as compared to September and to the same month of 2016 [...]

EU tropical sawn timber imports fall 21%

In volume terms, EU imports of tropical sawnwood were 670,500 cu.m in the first nine months of 2017 [...]

Positive outlook for 2018 US hardwood flooring market

Hardwood flooring consumption increased 5.9% in 2016, according to a market research report released by Catalina Research.   [...]

Germany: Wood products prices for December 2017

In December 2017, Germany's producer prices of wood products have hardly changed as compared to November. Boards, battens and [...]

Rising US housing starts predicted this year

The newly enacted US tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur [...]