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Growth in the European parquet market flat in 2019

The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) estimates that the overall consumption figures on the European parquet market for [...]

Eastward shift in European hardwood consumption

EU-wide sawn hardwood consumption was around 9.98 million m3 in 2018, 3% more than in 2017. EU sawn [...]

2020 global pellet markets forecast

Global wood pellet markets have had significant growth in the past decade. Between 2012 and 2018, the global wood pellet [...]

Vietnam bans import of Chinese plywood

On the 12th of November 2019 the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam signed and announced Circular No [...]

Deteriorating market and supply challenges for European hardwood

The market situation for German hardwoods was described at IHC by Steffen Rathke, Vice President of DeSH who said that [...]

Germany: Pellet prices on the rise at the beginning of the year

The new year begins with moderately increased prices for wood pellets in Germany. Compared to December 2019, the price per [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]