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Potential Chinese trade tariff and Brexit impacts on the European hardwood market

Projecting into 2019, importers were concerned at the potential for an increase in market impacts of Chinese tariffs on US [...]

US$2.4 trillion worth of construction projects to boost UAE’s wood products demand by 2020

The wood industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to boom over the next two years as the [...]

Brazil: Booming lumber exports boost domestic sawlog prices

Sawlog prices have increased in the local currency in Brazil in 2018 thanks to higher demand for lumber from the [...]

2019 global lumber market outlook

After surviving a global slowdown in 2015, world lumber markets became favourable as a general trend of rising prices took [...]

US lumber prices continue to fall at the beginning of the year

US traders welcomed a new year, but failed to discern a clear direction for the market amid the holiday-shortened [...]

Egger reports sharp turnover rise

The Egger Group with headquarters in St. Johann in Tirol (Austria) closed with a consolidated turnover of EUR 1.43 [...]

Segezha starts production of wood pellets at its new plant in Russia

Segezha Group has started in December the production of wood pellets at the company’s Lesosibirsky LDK No. 1 factory [...]

Austrian sawmill industry hits record in 2018; expected to lose momentum in 2019

Wood processing in Austria has benefitted from the vibrant construction economy at home and abroad for more than 3 years [...]

Armstrong sold its Wood Flooring segment

Armstrong Flooring announced that it has completed the previously disclosed sale of its Wood Flooring segment to an affiliate of [...]

Rising EU sawn hardwood imports in 2018

Total EU sawn hardwood imports were up 4% for the first nine months of 2018 at 1.62 million cu [...]