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“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 [...]

Austria: Softwood lumber prices drop in March

In March, the prices for softwood lumber in Austria declined slightly compared to February. The decline is of 1-2 [...]

Roundwood prices in Estonia on the rise in February

Roundwood prices in Estonia have risen significantly in February 2018, from December 2017. In January 2018, the price continued to [...]

Bergs Timber agrees to acquire Norvik’s timber operations in Baltics and UK

Bergs Timber signed an agreement with Bergs Timber’s main owner, Norvik, Norway, acquiring a number of companies within the [...]

Russia to impose restrictions on veneer logs exports

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia decided to impose temporary restrictions on the export of veneer logs for [...]

Finnish roundwood demand and prices continues to grow

Thanks to the positive economic situation and investments, roundwood use by the Finnish forest industry will break the 70 million [...]

Chinese wood products exports hit by Trump’s tariffs

The US Trade Representative has issued a list of products to which a 25% tariffs will be collected. The list [...]

Finnish roundwood prices increased significantly during January

Roundwood prices in Finland increased during January 2018, as compared to the corresponding month in 2017.     [...]

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 [...]

UK imports of timber and panel went up by 10.8% during 2017

The Timber Trade Federation has issued its Monthly Statistical Bulletin for April 2018. The stats show that volumes of imported [...]