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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 [...]

US decides not to go any further with Chinese plywood investigations

On February 15, four US plywood producers filed a petition at the US Department of Commerce complaining about the plywood [...]

EU Commission decides to investigate IKEA’s Dutch tax rulings

The European Commission published on the 27th of March the nonconfidential version of its decision to open a formal investigation [...]

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 [...]

Siempelkamp will supply new particleboard plant for VMG in Lithuania

Kalipedos Madiena (VMG) orders the complete plant with Siempelkamp in Krefeld, Germany. The new plant, which will be located in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Forte expands particleboard production in Poland

One of the largest European furniture manufacturers Fabryki Mebli “Forte” S.A. is ramping-up production at its new particleboard [...]

Lumber prices in the US picked up again; trading experienced mix trends

Framing lumber trading in the US experienced mix trends during last week. While the rally in Canadian S-P-F [...]

Indonesian plywood prices reach record high

Export prices of Indonesian plywood continue to climb with no sign of slowing down. In particular, thin panel of 2 [...]