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IHC 2019: Hardwood industry marked by trade tensions and general economic slowdown

On November 20-21 the 2019 edition of the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) took place in Berlin. The international meeting [...]

Pace of growth in EU tropical timber imports slows in the third quarter

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first nine of months of 2019 than [...]

The United States will support Brazil to protect the Amazon rainforest

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo signed an agreement in Washington on [...]

Main trends of the global wood pellets market in the next decade

Western Europe has long been the world’s largest market for wood pellets used in heat and power production. But [...]

Global wooden furniture market expected to grow 32% by 2025

The size of the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow from $395 billion in 2018 to more than [...]

The production of Brazilian hardwood products has decreased by nearly 70% in the past 10 years

Results of ABIMCI forestry sector study announced The Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) launched its ‘Sectoral Study [...]

Prefabricated wood construction to make new leap in Chile

The Chilean company E2E is a joint venture between Arauco and the Belgian company Etex. Its factory, which has been [...]

Netherlands’ rising influence in EU tropical timber trade

The Netherlands has traditionally played an important role as a driver of tropical timber demand in the EU.    [...]

Brazil’s forest sector will invest USD 7.84 billion in additional production capacity by 2023

Investments in pulp, soluble cellulose, paper and wood panels - the sector represented by the Brazilian Tree Industry Asociation (Ibá) -are [...]