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GreCon sees record growth in 2019 as it welcomes 28th year of business

12-05-2020
GreCon, wood scanning, fire scanning, Fagus-GreCon Group, 2019, performance

Wood scanning and fire protection technology specialist GreCon Ltd is celebrating 28 years of business and commitment to the UK and Ireland market. Established in April 1992, GreCon is located just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne and is a member of the Germany-based Fagus-GreCon Group. The company has seen growth after a positive year in 2019 and …

China sees rise in sawnwood imports but not tropical sawnwood in 2019

06-04-2020
China, sawnwood, softwood, hardwood, markets, prices, volume, 2019, imports

According to data from China’s Customs, 2019 sawnwood imports totalled 38.11 million cubic metres valued at US$8.591 billion, a year on year increase of 4% in volume but a decline of 15% in value, reported ITTO. Of total sawnwood imports, sawn softwood imports rose 15% to 28.62 million cubic metres accounting for 57% of the national total, …

WRQ: Global trade volume of softwood in 2019 remained stable but prices declined in all continents

16-03-2020
Wood Resource Quarterly, global timber markets, global lumber markets, US, China, 2018, 2019, review

Global Timber Markets Global trade volume of softwood in 2019 remained stable but prices declined in all continents. • Global trade of softwood logs in 2019 remained practically unchanged from 2018 at 93 million m3. As much as 45% of globally shipped logs were destined for China, reported the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). • Sawlog …

Recovery in EU wood imports continues in 2019

06-03-2020
EU imports, 2019, review, recovery, Brexit, coronavirus

The total value of EU imports of wood products was 20.51 billion euro in 2019, a 4% increase as compared to 2018. In 2019, EU import value also hit the highest level since 2008 just before the global financial crises (Chart 1), reports ITTO. The rise in imports into the EU occurred despite unfavourable exchange rates and weakening economic …

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