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October 2016

ACIMALL: 2Q/2016 orders up 21.2%

Acimall, woodworking, tools, 2Q/2016

Industry orders went up 21.2% in 2Q/2016, according to Acimall, the Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers’ association. The upward trend is driven by export sales where orders went up by 17.2%. Domestic demand is also positive (+30.4%) although the industry is still recovering from poor sales during the economic …

AHEC European conference shows the future for American hardwood

AHEC Europe

AHEC's European Conference was held from 20 to 21 Oct, 2016 in Copenhagen Last week nearly 150 European hardwood importers, architects and American hardwood exporters came together in Copenhagen to discuss the future for American hardwoods at the AHEC European conference. Under the conference’s theme ‘The Future For American …

Editor’s pickVietnam expected to conclude EU FLEGT negotiations by year end

FLEGT, Vietnam, VPA

Members of community forest in Java, Indonesia, moving logs. Image credit: EU FLEGT Facility.  Vietnam is expected to conclude its Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiations with the European Union by the end of this year, according to the Viet Nam News. A signing ceremony is …

Indonesia launches green facility to promote economy and achieve climate targets


Recently launched in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility, aims to bring long-term finance to projects and companies that stimulate green growth and improve rural livelihoods. Consisting of a loan fund and a grant fund, the facility will help Indonesia to promote economic development while contributing to hitting its …

Analysis: Wood based panel market size anticipates to grow at CAGR of over 13%


Valued over USD16 billion in 2015, the wood based panel market size is anticipated to grow at CAGR of over 13% and exceed USD35 billion by 2023. In 2014, China wood based panel market accounted for more than 50,000 products for manufacturing and trading enterprises, employing more than 10 million workforce and generating an output of USD155 …

Editor’s pickLIGNA 2017: 90% exhibition spaces booked

LIGNA 2017

LIGNA, the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industry, is gearing up for its 2017 season (22 to 26 May). With opening day six months away, 90% of the available exhibition space has been booked. “LIGNA is on track for success. In fact, compared with the same stage in the …

China and Australia make history in the field of forestry


Cooperation between Australia and China in the field of forestry has been germinating for some time, but the first signs of real strength and maturity in the relationship had only just took hold. Recently, the Institute of Foresters Australia National President Rob de Fegely signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding with the president of the …

The future demand and prices of the global industrial wood pellets markets


In a white paper released by business intelligence FutureMetrics LLC, it estimates the industrial wood pellet tonnage demand and spot prices based on optimistic scenarios in which cofiring or full-firing wood pellets in large pulverized coal (PC) power plants develops in Japan, Korea, the U.S. and Canada. The spot price estimates are based on a …