Poland: Furniture production reached almost EUR 10 billion in 2016

Poland became the sixth largest manufacturer and the fourth largest exporter of furniture in the world in terms of value [...]

New record high for globally traded wood chips in 2016

Over the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion [...]

Latvia: Exports of wood industry exceeded EUR 2 billion in 2016

The total forest and woodworking industry products export value in Latvia reached the record high of EUR 2.102 billion [...]

Finnish softwood lumber exports to China reach 1 million m3; up 67% yoy

The softwood lumber exports from Finland to the world increased by 9% for the whole year 2016, as compared to [...]

New Zealand domestic roundwood prices hit record high

Local log prices in New Zealand have reached new record high in March, due to buoyant demand from sawmills. Thus [...]

IKEA to lower furniture prices in India

IKEA wants to lower its furniture and home decor products prices for the Indian audience before it opens its first [...]

Top 40 Canadian and US softwood lumber producers in 2016; West Fraser and Weyerhaeuser take lead positions

Top 40 Canadian and US softwood lumber producers held a steady production growth in 2016, due to the cooperation of [...]

Central/West Africa: Demand in China remains firm; logs & sawnwood prices stable

The reported slowdown in China’s economic growth in February came as no surprise as businesses there closed for the [...]

French oak log prices on the verge again at the beginning of 2017

Oak log prices have been going up in France since 2013 and sawyers around the country are wondering about the [...]

Wood pellet production in Italy held back by VAT hike that supports the black market

The wood pellet production in Italy undergoes reductions due to the market dumping which is at risk every day.  [...]