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UK hardwood import market share

A UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) conference on the UK hardwood market sponsored by The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC [...]

UK conference calls for step change in hardwood marketing

To end years of decline in UK hardwood consumption, a radical step change is required to improve two-way communication [...]

Recovery in New Zealand radiata log exports to China in 2016

Log exports from New Zealand to China have recovered strongly following improved demand over the past year. China is New [...]

Reasons for declining hardwood consumption in Europe

The downward hardwood consumption trend is partly due to falling availability on the supply side – with hardwood harvesting levels constrained [...]

Appetite for logs continues in China but not tropical logs

The firm appetite of Chinese companies for imported logs continued into 2016.     Total log imports topped [...]

Growth of US wood pellets exports to the European Union slows down in 2016

    After years of booming growth, US wood pellets exports to the European Union countries were still [...]

Anxiety over US lumber prices and supply likely to persist for years

Headaches over the supply and price of North American lumber likely will persist for several years, the CEO of the [...]

Growing markets for modular multilayer flooring

The market success of modular multilayer flooring has resulted in an increase in membership for the MMFA, the Multilayer Modular [...]

UAE examines potential of building wooden houses

New ideas and innovations were presented during the second day of the 12th edition of Dubai WoodShow (DWS 2017) and [...]

Denmark puts limits for formaldehyde on new wooden materials

Denmark has changed its legislation as to restrict the use and sales of new wood-based materials, including furniture, that [...]