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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 [...]

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 [...]

EU domestic furniture sector recovery and growth

The biggest shift in the EU furniture sector in recent years has come in the degree of market self-sufficiency [...]

China’s furniture imports at a record high

According to the China National Furniture Association the value of China’s furniture imports in 2017 rose 16% to US [...]

Chinese wood products exports hit by Trump’s tariffs

The US Trade Representative has issued a list of products to which a 25% tariffs will be collected. The list [...]

European parquet markets mainly in a positive mood, except Germany

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry met on 4 April 2018 and discussed amongst [...]