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Canadian housing starts trend stable in December

The trend in housing starts was 226,777 units in December 2017, compared to 226,178 units in November 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)... [more...]

Millar Western acquires Spruceland Millworks

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has acquired all shares of Spruceland Millworks Inc. Millar Western, its manufacturing operations in Acheson, Alberta and its woodlands assets... [more...]

Post event review of Mumbai Wood 2017

In a post event review of MumbaiWood, a leading trade show for the furniture sector, it has been reported that the event attracted more than 6,000 trade visitors, a significant increase on the 2015 show. ... [more...]

Indonesia: Plantation log prices set to rise

The Chairman of the Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Association, Soenoto, has spoken again on the log export issue questioning why the country should export logs rather than process and export finished goods... [more...]

3rd Biomass Trade & Power Europe 7-8 February, 2018 in Copenhagen

Europe's biomass buyers and sellers will convene in Copenhagen for CMT's 3rd Biomass Trade & Power Europe on 7-8 February, 2018 to appraise new biomass power projects, pellet demand, pricing trends, sustainability among others issues... [more...]

Danzer re-named Bradford Forest in the US to Danzer Lumber North America

Bradford Forest, a Danzer company based in Bradford, PA, USA, changed its name to Danzer Lumber North America, effective January 1, 2018... [more...]

China is ready to plant 6.6 million ha of forests

China intends to increase its forest coverage to 23%, by 2020, the State Forestry Administration said. The Chinese Government plans to plant 6.6 million hectares of forest – an area the size of Ireland – in 2018... [more...]

RemaSawco receives order from Vika Wood

RemaSawco received an order for 6.3 MSEK from Vika Wood SIA, Latvia. The order comprises a complete system for optimisation, quality sorting and strength grading to be installed in the new dry sorter being built at the Vika Wood sawmill in Latvia... [more...]

Finland: forest industry products export value 4% up in October 2017

The export value of the Finnish forest industry products totalled EUR 1.02 billion in October 2017. Compared to October 2016 export value increased by... [more...]

Brazil: Global Timber Forum discusses market access

The Vice President of ABIMCI presented an overview of the Latin American forestry sector at the recent Global Timber Forum meeting held in Peru... [more...]

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IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

On 15 and 16 November 2017 the International Hardwood Conference took place in Venice. Several speakers pointed out recent achievements of the hardwood industry as well as their threats and challenges as there are ...... [ more...]

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