Archives: January 2020

Hardwood lumber included in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade deal

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade [...]

Sweden: Martinsons to increase lumber production by half a million cubic meters

    The Swedish sawmill and building materials manufacturer Martinsons aims to increase the production capacity of its [...]

North American softwood lumber prices firm over 2019-end

As expected by most softwood lumber players at the end of last year, the generally buoyant demand for construction framing [...]

Indonesian forestry industry forecasts boost in exports in 2020

    Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent [...]

Italian Saviola Group to merge with German Nolte Holzwerkstoff

    A relevant and strategic agreement between Saviola Group (Italy) and the majority shareholder of Nolte Holzwerkstoff [...]

Climate change debate threatens the European hardwood market

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Japanese market for wood pellets continues to expand rapidly

Japan’s market for wood pellets continues to expand rapidly. The policy-driven market opportunity for foreign wood pellet suppliers [...]

Global softwood lumber production is projected to grow by 1.6% in 2020

    In reviewing 2019, where Europe is grouped as “one region,” the five largest producers are Europe [...]

Anti-dumping petitions against China and Brazil wood mouldings and millwork products

    The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of wood mouldings [...]

Laminate flooring production in Europe falls in 2019

In 2019, the worldwide sales of the EPLF members was 447 million m² of laminate flooring from European production (2018 [...]