Archives: 2014

Finnish forest industry sees investments on the rise

In the first quarter of the year, the Finnish forest industry exports and production showed signs of recovery, according to [...]
April 20, 2014 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / Europe

Swedish logs prices show mixed results during Q1/2014

In the first quarter of 2014, roundwood prices in Sweden show some mixed results: pine sawlogs are cheaper by EUR [...]

Kronospan believes that biomass expansion is causing higher timber prices

Austrian wood panel company, Kronospan, has launched a warning over the future of its business in the United Kingdom, with [...]

Indonesian wood manufacturers group plead over lifting export ban

A group of Indonesian wood product manufacturers is strongly opposed to the government's plan to resume log exports fearing [...]

The global particleboard market forecast to boom in the next 3 years

The recovery in U.S. housing construction, an expanding global furniture industry, and strong growth in housing construction in rapidly [...]

Malaysian industry let down by low demand for certified wood

The MTCC has released data for the last four months of 2013 on exports of wood products certified through the [...]

West Fraser grows the company’s lumber capacity in U.S. South and Western Canada

West Fraser continues to grow its lumber business in the U.S. South and in western Canada. The company announced [...]

Sonae sells two plants from France to Kronospan

Sonae Indústria informed that, further to the announcement of 17 March, its indirect affiliate, Isoroy SAS, has today completed [...]

Global wood pellets market is forecast to double by 2020

The global wood pellets market will reach US$ 9 billion from a current US$ 4 billion, in the next seven [...]

Furniture production increases rapidly in Romania and Poland

Production value in the EU13 group of Eastern European countries increased 50% between 2002 and 2012.      [...]
March 26, 2014 Market Analysis / Wood Furniture / ...Europe