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Mixed feelings in the European markets for parquet: From slight improvements to decreasing trends

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 2 October 2019 and discussed [...]

Plywood markets in Europe facing multiple pressures

Some European importers say the deterioration in market conditions started from the beginning of the year. Others said that their [...]

The 10 most important factors affecting the Chinese timber market today

China’s economic downturn is impacting sales of wood products and under present market conditions there is growing over-capacity [...]

Brexit bites, but EU hardwood buoyed by new marketing moves

While uncertainty surrounding Brexit may be casting a shadow over the UK market the wider EU hardwood sector reports generally [...]

Recent trends in Russia’s birch plywood market

Global plywood production has reached a level of about 160 million m3 in the recent years. China accounts for over [...]

Disappointing trends in the Chinese wood-based panels market

In the near future, the Chinese wood-based panel market lacks bright spots, and the sales volume of various types [...]

Latest market trends in the European parquet market

The European parquet markets are generally showing stable to slightly positive trends. When compared to the same period last year [...]

Current state of China’s logs imports market

Total softwood log stocks across China are now around 4.2-4.3 million m3. Daily uplift from the ports [...]

Europe’s role in the global furniture trade

Despite recent deterioration in the EU’s balance of furniture trade, European manufacturers remain a major force in the international [...]

Sharp slowdown in EU wood furniture trade at the end of 2018

After a strong start to the year, the trade in wood furniture slowed sharply in the last quarter of 2018 [...]