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New investigation accuses EU sawmills of importing illegally logged wood from Ukraine

An investigation released by Earthsight revealed results of the organization’s two years work called Complicit in Corruption. According to [...]

European construction industry loses momentum

The construction industry in Europe is losing some momentum. The rise is expected to increase by 2.7% this year [...]

Volatility in the UK timber trade due to Brexit and currency fluctuations

The UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) reports that the last two years’ have been volatile due to uncertainties over Brexit [...]

Swedish softwood lumber deliveries to China and Japan drop considerably in Jan.-Apr. 2018

The Swedish sawmills exported 3.2 million m3 of sawn and planed lumber during the Jan.-Apr. of 2018, 3 [...]

EU aims to achieve a 32% share for renewable energy by 2030

On 27 June 2018, EU ambassadors endorsed the provisional agreement reached by the Bulgarian Presidency on the revision of the [...]

EU plywood imports negatively impacted by supply constraints

Analysis of latest trade figures for plywood supply to the EU tally with importers’ comments. Total EU plywood imports have [...]

Cautious optimism about future EU plywood demand

Looking to the future, despite recent supply issues and price hikes, EU importers say that they remain cautiously optimistic to [...]

The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council reach political agreement on renewable energy

Negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council reached an ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy [...]

Solid EU plywood demand, rising import prices

Against this background, European plywood importers variously describe demand ranging from ‘stable and sound’ and ‘at a good level’, to [...]

Firming demand for plywood in EU but sales suffer from supply problems and price rises

The European plywood market faces a combination of buoyant demand, mounting competition for product from other leading consumer countries plus [...]