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New wood drying technique could reduce transportation costs for biomass

A new steam drying technique for wood developed through the EU-funded SteamBio project could significantly reduce transportation costs for [...]

EU imports of tropical logs recover a little ground

After a downturn in 2017, EU imports of tropical logs recovered a little ground at the start of 2018. Imports [...]

First quarter decline in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood decreased 6% to 166,100 MT in the first quarter of 2018. This was [...]

EU tropical timber imports flat-line in 2018

The slowdown in EU imports of tropical products, which began in 2016 and continued throughout last year, levelled off in [...]

EU hardwood log export hike continues

EU hardwood log export hike continues In 2017, total EU hardwood log exports were 2.8 million tonnes, up 15 [...]

EU market for glulam challenging for external suppliers

Anecdotal reports indicate that the glulam sector in Europe struggled with over-supply and low margins in the 2013 to [...]

Impact of EUTR on EU trade in tropical timber products

A key question for the long-term future of the EU trade in tropical timber products is the impact of [...]

Expanded sales of EU tropical wooden furniture but market share drops

There was plenty of tropical wood furniture to be found at the first two big European furniture exhibitions of 2018 [...]

Embracing technological change boosts EU furniture sector productivity

Increasingly advanced computer-controlled and automated manufacturing has also benefited European producers, boosting their productivity, cutting overheads and reducing the [...]

“Source locally” a key theme of European wooden furniture manufacturers

There seems to be a growing preference in the EU market to ‘source local’, particularly in the design and specifier [...]