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Finland: forest industries' wood consumption 2017

In 2017, the Finnish forest industries’ roundwood consumption totalled 69.7 million cubic metres, which was 3% more than a year earlier. The consumption increased for the fifth year in succession, being at the highest level since 2007... [more...]

North American structural panel production on a slight decline in Q1/2018

North American structural panel production fell 0.8% in the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the fourth quarter of 2017... [more...]

Austria: Price of wood pellets up 3.2% in April

The average price for Austrian wood pellets amounted to 236,8 € per tonne of wood pellets or 4.83 Cent per kWh in April 2018... [more...]

Tropical timber market promotion in the EU

In the face of falling market share, proactive steps are being taken to consolidate and grow tropical timber product sales in the European market... [more...]

Vietnam now accounts for 6% of the global timber and wooden furniture market

Vietnam’s exports account just 6 percent of the global timber and wooden furniture market which is estimated at 120 billion USD, said a local official... [more...]

Leading tropical suppliers of wooden furniture to the EU

In terms of the leading tropical furniture suppliers to the EU, imports from Vietnam and Indonesia have followed a similar trend... [more...]


Greenply produces first board on new MDF plant from Dieffenbacher

On April 1, Greenply Industries Ltd. produced the first board on its new MDF plant in Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India... [more...]

Xylexpo 2018 ready to open its gates

The 2018 edition of Xylexpo has been virtually sold out for a few weeks now and, with the addition of a fourth hall, the exhibition will get close to 35 thousand net square meters... [more...]

Calls to expand intra-African trade

A new report by the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank has stressed the importance of forest governance in boosting intra-African trade of wood products... [more...]

Canadian wood product industry applauds CP-TTP

Canada’s wood product industry predicts better access to key global export markets, especially in Asia... [more...]

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Montreal Wood Convention 2018: Outlook for North American market for softwood lumber

Montreal Wood Convention 2018: Outlook for North American market for softwood lumber

The sixth annual Montreal Wood Convention took place at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in downtown Montreal on the 21st of March 2018 and it presented some of the outlooks for the Canadian wood industry sector. Among the factors that influence the industry, the labor shortage came to be the biggest concern for lumber yards nowadays... [ more...]

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