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India is becoming a more attractive destination for American hardwood

A booming furniture market is expected to drive up demand for American hardwoods in India this year. With the total [...]

Hardwood lumber is included in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade deal

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade [...]

Martinsons to increase lumber production capacity by 550,000 m3/year

The Swedish sawmill and building materials manufacturer Martinsons aims to increase the production capacity of its sawmills by 550,000 [...]

North America softwood lumber prices firm over 2019-end

As expected by most softwood lumber players at the end of last year, the generally buoyant demand for construction framing [...]

Indonesian forestry industry forecasts boost in exports this year after drop in 2019

Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent drop from the previous [...]

Italian Saviola Group and German Nolte Holzwerkstoff to merge

A relevant and strategic agreement between Saviola Group (Italy) and the majority shareholder of Nolte Holzwerkstoff Gmbh & Co. Kg [...]

Climate change debate threatens to tip European hardwood market over the edge

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Japan wood pellet imports up by 36% in 2019

Japan’s market for wood pellets continues to expand rapidly. The policy-driven market opportunity for foreign wood pellet suppliers [...]

Global softwood lumber production is forecast to grow by 1.6% in 2020

In reviewing 2019, where Europe is grouped as “one region,” the five largest producers are Europe, the U.S., Canada [...]

U.S. wood moulding and millwork producers to file anti-dumping petitions against China and Brazil

The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from [...]