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European wood flooring sales slow

Based on information obtained from its member companies and national associations, FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet Industry - estimates [...]

Sharp rise in US lumber prices

January closed with a bang as supply-side concerns ignited a rally that pushed many US framing lumber prices up [...]

Vietnam targets 10.5 billion USD in wood and forestry products in 2019

Vietnam's forestry product exports in January is estimated at 903 million USD, a rise of 11 percent over the [...]

Steady EU hardwood trade despite uncertain political situation

There are signs that the upturn in the eurozone economy in the last 2 years will be short-lived and [...]

A look at the largest U.S. mass timber building

T3 Atlanta is the second T3 office building ("timber, transit, technology") for the developer Hines. The first T3 in Minneapolis [...]

The United States is considering reducing import duties on Chinese products

The United States is considering at least partial loosening of import duties on Chinese products to accelerate trade negotiations.  [...]

Sweden: Large increase in roundwood prices in 2018

The increase of roundwood delivery prices in Sweden was larger in 2018 than it has been for several years. Both [...]

Underpricing accussations for Metsä, Stora Enso and UPM dismissed

In 2011, Metsähallitus (a Finnish state enterprise, which administers state-owned land) filed a claim for damages against UPM [...]

French government studies the possibility of converting coal power plants to wood pellets

The government of France recently announced it is working in conjunction with Électricité de France (EDF), a French electric utility [...]

Malaysian timber exports projected to contract by 4% in 2018

The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) is projecting a 4% decline in exports of timber and timber products for 2018 [...]