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European parquet market drops in 2018 after three consecutive years of growth

The overall consumption figures of the European Parquet Industry for the year 2018 have moderately contracted by a bit less [...]

IKEA plans entry in the Vietnamese market

Swedish furniture giant IKEA plans to invest an estimated $450 million to set up a retail system and warehouses in [...]

New pattern of demand impacting the Indian plywood market

The plywood market in India has absorbed an earlier price rise but supplies are still increasing faster than demand. Analysts [...]

2019 global lumber market outlook

After surviving a global slowdown in 2015, world lumber markets became favourable as a general trend of rising prices took [...]

Obstacles and opportunities in EU sawn hardwood market

The consensus amongst hardwood importers interviewed during December is that the current state of trade across the EU is satisfactory [...]

Current trends in the Chinese plywood market

There are around 5,500 major enterprises manufacturing plywood in China. The total production capacity of plywood by these enterprises [...]

Södra to close parquet flooring plant in Sweden

Södra is initiating a process to close down Berg & Berg in Kallinge, Sweden. Trade union negotiations will begin [...]

Challenges of the European tropical timber market discussed at conference

The EU’s Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition held its annual conference in Paris on 26 September. The conference highlighted the [...]

European parquet market continues to grow; worries on US-China trade war

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 20 September 2018 and discussed [...]

EU wood furniture manufacturers reassert home market dominance

The latest Eurostat trade data shows that the EU’s wood furniture industry, having lost a little ground to imports [...]