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China’s Hengan International to buy largest stake in world’s largest pulp mill project in Finland

Chinese Hengan International has bought the largest share in Finnpulp, a Finnish company that is going to build a EUR [...]

Russian log and sawn timber exports increased during January-February

The Russian sawn timber exports have grew during January-February 2018, both in volume and in value terms. The country [...]

Global MDF markets situation; consumption reaches 96,4 million m3

In 2017, the global MDF market amounted to 96.4 million m3, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

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 [...]

EU domestic furniture sector recovery and growth

The biggest shift in the EU furniture sector in recent years has come in the degree of market self-sufficiency [...]

China’s furniture imports at a record high

According to the China National Furniture Association the value of China’s furniture imports in 2017 rose 16% to US [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Finland: Export of sawn goods set to grow and prices to rise

New investments in the Finnish forestry sector will have a significant impact on production figures both for 2018 and 2019 [...]