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US hardwood plywood imports from China continue to fall

Year-to-date US hardwood plywood imports were down 40% in March compared to March 2017... [more...]

First quarter decline in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood decreased 6% to 166,100 MT in the first quarter of 2018. This was mainly due to a continuing slide in imports from Cameroon, ongoing since the end of 2016... [more...]

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Prof Stefano Berti Winner of the FEP AWARD 2018

At the occasion of its 62nd General Assembly and 43rd Parquet Congress held on 14-15 June 2018 in Sorrento, Italy, the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) announced that Prof Stefano Berti is the laureate of the FEP Award 2018... [more...]

China: Rise in log imports in 2017

China’s log imports in 2017 totalled 55.43 million cubic metres valued at US$9.927 billion, a year on year increase of 14% in volume and 23% in value. The average price for imported logs was US$179 per cubic metre, a year on year increase of 8%... [more...]

GD Holz annnounces changes in the organization’s Board

Gesamtverband Deutscher Holzhandel eV (GD Holz, the German Timber Trade Federation) informed about changes in the organization’s Board... [more...]

Wismar Pellets acquires majority stake in best:Pellets

According to a publication of the German Federal Cartel Office, Wismar Pellets GmbH, which belongs to the financial investor Metropolitan Equity Partners, LLC (MEP), New Yor... [more...]

Pfleiderer Group reports positive earnings in for 1Q/2018

Pfleiderer Group S.A. reported positive earnings for 1Q 2018. Its 1Q 2018 net income reached Euro 7.3 million... [more...]

Andritz acquires Novimpianti in Italy

International technology Group Andritz has signed a contract for the acquisition of Novimpianti Drying Technology S.r.l., a company owned by Novigroup S.r.l. and based in Lucca, Italy... [more...]

Russia: pulp exports up in Jan-Apr 2018

In January-April 2018, Russian pulp exports increased year-on-year, indicate the statistics... [more...]

Failed operations at Douala Port to be investigated by the Cameroonian government

The Cameroon government has appointed a new Commission to investigate the failed operations at Douala Port... [more...]

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Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

The 2018 edition of the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) held in Nantes from the 30th of May until the 1st of June gathered around 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with both the fair and the supporting program. The exhibitors came mainly from France and Belgium as well as a smaller number from other European countries. North America was sparsely represented... [ more...]

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