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  • Market Prices
  • October 23, 2017 14:01

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 41, 2017

A mix of trends developed across framing lumber species, but the sales pace overall quieted. Weakness was widely apparent in Southern Pine, especially on the westside... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 23, 2017 11:44

Ghana's wood products exports drop sharply

Ghana earned euro 82.9 million from the export of 152,652 cu.m of wood products in the first half of 2017. This represented an 25% decline... [more...]

  • Interior
  • October 23, 2017 10:35

China: Guangdong province the first largest furniture output

According to a 2017 report ‘China’s Wood Furniture Output’ published by the China Business and Industry Academy, in the first half of 2017 China’s wooden furniture production exceeded 13 million pieces... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 23, 2017 09:41

Brazil: Production and export of forest products in early 2017

Production and exports by Brazil's planted forest sector in the first eight months of 2017 were positive. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 23, 2017 09:25

Roseburg Forest Products to temporarily curtail production at sawmill in Dillard

Roseburg Forest Products has curtailed production at its sawmill in Dillard, Oregon effective Oct. 21... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 20, 2017 14:06

Holzindustrie Schweighofer invests around EUR 30 million in Kodersdorf sawmill

The Austrian Schweighofer Group has bought the Kodersdorf sawmill in Saxony from the Klausner Group in 2015. Since then, the company has been working on the expansion of production capacities... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 20, 2017 13:44

Forbo has been fined 75 million euros

The anti-trust proceedings targeting leading flooring systems manufacturers in France, among others Forbo, which has been ongoing since 2013, has been concluded. The one-time costs that will incur for Forbo ...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • October 20, 2017 12:20

US housing starts drop to the lowest level in a year

US housing starts plunged by 4.7 percent to an annual rate of 1.127 million in September from the revised August estimate of 1.183 million... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 20, 2017 12:12

French competition authority imposes penalty of 302 million euros against flooring producers

The French competition authority (The Autorité) has imposed sanctions totalling €302 million on the three leading manufacturers of PVC and linoleum floor covering, as a penalty for price fixing among other pratices. Acting on information submitted by the ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 20, 2017 11:29

Japanese plywood market heads towards stability

Japan’s plywood sector has a tumultuous history marked by price fluctuations and trade imbalance. ... [more...]

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special report

Stable Swedish softwood lumber exports

In May 2017, the Swedish sawmills exported the same amount of softwood lumber in sawn and planed form, as compared to the previous month... [ more...]