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European softwood lumber exports to China drop sharply in the first four months

The European softwood lumber exports to China have decreased during January-April 2018, as compared to the same period last [...]

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 [...]

China’s plywood trade disrupted by domestic environmental controls

Chinese plywood supply is reported by EU importers to be disrupted by tough new national environmental controls, which are forcing [...]

European sawn softwood sales boosted by the construction sector and strong Chinese and US demand

On the 15th of  June 2018, the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) held its Summer General Assembly in [...]

European parquet market strengthens its upward trend; outlook positive

Parquet consumption continues to progress in the EU, benefiting from the encouraging economic context, especially from the growth of the [...]

Germany: Positive forecasts for woodworking machines orders in 2018

German woodworking machines manufacturers have increased production by 10.4% in 2017, to EUR 3.2 billion.     [...]

Global trends for the forestry industry in Q1/2018

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) jumped 5.1% q-o-q in the 1Q/18 to reach its highest [...]

Protests in Europe against oak exports

One prized timber has been the object of protests on the Champs Élysées, a free trade legal challenge by [...]

European parquet markets mainly in a positive mood, except Germany

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry met on 4 April 2018 and discussed amongst [...]

Strong lumber markets in the US and Europe increased the global sawlog price by 10%

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]