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Particularly good EU demand for sapele

Looking at individual species and products, importers in several EU countries, report particularly good demand for sapele in 2017, with [...]

Setra invests in new CLT factory in order to meet booming demand

Setra plans to invest in a CLT factory in Långshyttan, as to meet the high demand for CLT in [...]

China: 18% decline in softwood log imports and 10% in hardwood log imports expected for the next 10 years

China's logs, lumber and woodchips imports have been ascending rapidly and reached very high values. Between 2012 and 2017 [...]

Timber exports from Malaysia will increase by 5% in 2018

Timber exports from Malaysia are forecast to increase by 5% in 2018, from RM 23.22 billion in 2017, due [...]

Finland: Half a million cubic metres more sawn softwood produced in 2017

In 2017, the Finnish forest industry production increased in the majority of the main product categories. However, the production of [...]

EUTR deterring tropical suppliers say EU importers

Some EU importers maintain that the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has also played a part in an international hardwood trade [...]

Analysis of trends in US hardwood markets

A recently published article explores US market developments that affect hardwood demand. Some industrial markets, such as pallets, packaging and [...]

Stable spruce prices in Austria; sawmills in short supply due to bad weather

Against the background of a persistently strong overall economy, the Austrian forestry and sawmill industry is struggling with the winter [...]

USDA decided the dates for referendum on softwood lumber research and promotion program

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced on the 15th of February that it will [...]

EPAL pallets: Record results of 115.8 million in 2017

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) announces a record result for 2017 of 115.8 million EPAL quality load [...]