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EU imports of tropical logs & sawnwood recover a little ground in the first half of 2018

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered a little ground in the first [...]

Prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood during August

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood prices as of 16-31 August, 2018.      [...]

Efforts in Europe to increase use of lesser-known timber species

Efforts to increase uptake of lesser-known species have come not just from the industry, but also from NGOs and [...]

Realising tropical timber’s marine use potential

Tropical hardwood’s long-held status as the prime material for European fresh and seawater marine applications has been increasingly [...]

IKEA might enter Mexican market

Last week, the main media of the Aztec country took for granted the arrival of IKEA, more specifically to Guadalajara [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

Brazilian wood-based products up by 23% in June 2018

In June 2018 the total value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 23% compared [...]

Tropical sawnwood battles for share of buoyant European market

Recent reports on European economic and construction sector health and outlook make for almost exclusively positive reading. After the EU [...]

Sonae Arauco to invest in a new particleboard plant in Germany

Sonae Arauco decided to invest in a new state-of-the-art particleboard plant at the company’s Beeskow site [...]