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  • January 14, 2020 20:17

Club du Bois organisers call European policy makers to explore the full potential of one of the most climate positive EU manufacturing sectors: the Woodworking Industry

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Panel Federation (EPF), organised the 8th edition of the Club du Bois, under the chairwomanship of MEP Mrs Maria Noichl, on 8 January 2020, at the Brussels premises of the European Parliament...... [more...]

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  • January 07, 2020 10:19

Market pressure in the European plywood sector persists

In the first half of 2019, the European plywood sector was experiencing a tightening market and competitive conditions. In the second half, according to leading importers, not a lot has changed...... [more...]

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  • November 18, 2019 14:41

ISC 2019 Antwerp: Construction industry (still) keeps the sawn timber industry away from crisis

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel. It was largely under the impact of the bark beetle catastrophe in Europe and international distortions in the trade. The industry is still fundamentally optimistic, but urges caution. With 180 participants for the conference and even 240 for the gala dinner, a new record was achieved. The outgoing ETTF chairman Andreas von M枚ller took this as proof that personal meetings are important and desired even in times of online communication that is possible at any time...... [more...]

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  • November 05, 2019 09:53

ISC 2019: Market deceleration in 2019 amid long-term raw material challenges

Between 16 and 18 October 2019 the 67th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Antwerp in the facilities of the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel. This year's conference was attended by around 180 participants from all over the world. The Conference was hosted by the Belgian Federation of Textile, Wood and Furniture Industries (Fedustria) and, as usual, by the European Organization of the Sawmill Industries (EOS) and the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)...... [more...]

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  • October 18, 2019 12:19

Sharp rise in EU softwood logs and lumber exports to China

Due to a massive boost of exports from Belgium and Germany, total European softwood logs and softwood lumber deliveries to China expanded by 277% and 35% respectively in the first seven months of 2019...... [more...]

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  • October 08, 2019 10:09

France: Oak prices fall at the beginning of September

The euphoria that characterized France's oak market in 2017-2018 is now about to end. This is one of the conclusions of the public sale of Beaune (C么te d'Or) in Burgundy, organized by the French National Forest Office (ONF)...... [more...]

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  • September 23, 2019 10:01

Germany: Damaged wood volume in 2019 expected to be higher than 2018

Due to the already worrying situation since the beginning of the year, Fordaq surveyed the ministries and state forestry companies in the federal states and summed up the statistics on damaged wood in Germany...... [more...]

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  • September 23, 2019 08:39

Emergency Bark Beetle - European forests call to responsability

On 16 September, on occasion of the Plenary Session of the European Parliament Miguel Arias Ca帽ete, Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action has echoed the concerns of the European Sawmill Industry...... [more...]

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  • September 09, 2019 11:00

Germany drives growth in European softwood logs and lumber exports to China

Due to a massive boost of exports from Germany, total European softwood logs and softwood lumber deliveries to China expanded by 256% and 33% respectively in the first half of 2019...... [more...]

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  • August 21, 2019 15:00

New import rules for USA hardwood Logs in EU

The new EU implementing directive 2019/523 of 21 March 2019 (available on request) concerns the protection measures against the introduction...... [more...]

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