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Tropical wood continues to lose share in European flooring market

European consumption of real wood flooring (i.e. excluding laminates) remains flat and the role of tropical timber in this [...]

Wood pellets demand in co-firing to increase in the next decade

    By the end of 2027, approximately 35% of the global wood pellets sales will be accounted [...]

Rising wood pellet production in the US

The US pellet plants have produced a total of 1,727 million tonnes of pellets during the first quarter of [...]

Acetylated wood strives to gain European market foothold

The latest financial report of Accsys Technologies plc suggests that acetylated wood, often cited as a competitor to tropical wood [...]

Spain’s furniture industry grew by 5.9% in 2016

With a turnover of 4.227 million euros, furniture production in Spain has recorded a 5.9% increase in 2016 [...]

Trends in China’s domestic demand for wooden flooring

The demand for wooden flooring in China has increased in recent years to become a significant market for producers.  [...]

Italian woodworking machinery orders increased by 16.4% in Q1/2017

The Q1/2017 consolidated the positive season for furniture industry and woodworking machinery and plants. In the first three months [...]

Metsä Wood to invest in partnerships in industrial wood element construction

    Through its partner network in Europe, Metsä Wood is increasing the amount of Kerto® LVL-based [...]

New Zealand’s log exports fall for two consecutive quarters

New Zealand’s log exports have fallen for two consecutive quarters and were at 3.8 million m3 in the [...]

Södra sees demand for Swedish wood increasing globally

Global demand for Swedish wood is constantly rising. In the first half of 2017, Södra delivered sawn timber to [...]