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EU imports more tropical plywood, mainly from China

Plywood is one of the few sectors of the EU market where tropical products have been performing reasonably well, although [...]

Timber exports from Ghana dropping sharply this year

The volume and value of Ghana’s timber exports has been falling in each of the past five months.   [...]

Sawmill production costs in Brazil, Russia and Finland on the rise

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017, while they [...]

Europe’s timber giants investing heavily in CLT business

The global cross-laminated timber market experiences continuous growth, due to market advances from mechanical properties, which make the product [...]

China: Log imports up 8% in the first half of year

Log imports up 8% in the first half of year China’s log imports in the first half of 2017 [...]

Finnish sawn timber production forecast to rise by 1 mil. m3 in 2017 on booming Chinese demand

Finland’s sawn timber production is projected to reach 12.4 million m3 in 2017 (compared to 11.4 million [...]

Sweden: Wood prices reach record year; investors seek for returns

Swedish forests prices reach record year as all-time low interest rates are driving investors to look returns for alternative [...]

Turnover of the German wood industry on a upward trend this year

The German wood industry has recorded 1.7% sales increase during the first half of 2017, reaching its fourth year [...]

Overview of the European parquet market in H1/2017: moderate growth on rising economy

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry met on 1 September 2017 and discussed amongst [...]