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Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

20-03-2019
#softwood #lumbertrade #marketreport

US lumber prices took a roller coaster ride and China’s wood demand slowed in the 2H/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Global Softwood Lumber Trade In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year-over-year. The four largest importing countries, the US (-18%), China (-5%), the …

Japan furniture imports down 16 per cent in 2018

04-03-2019
Japan, furniture, report

Japan’s 2018 furniture imports showed a decline of 16 per cent, according to a report issued by the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO). In 2018 the top suppliers in order of rank were China (62 per cent), Poland and Italy (six per cent each), the USA (five per cent) and Portugal (four per cent). The top five shippers of …

DOMOTEX 2019: Connecting trends from around the world

15-01-2019
DOMOTEX, 2019, trend, report, flooring

"The floor sets the stage for any interior," said internationally renowned designer Sebastian Herkner. "Along with walls, floors define the context and basis of interior design. The choice of floor material affects how we live and communicate in the resulting interior space,” he added. Flooring Spaces One of the central attractions at …

ForestTECH: New forest software launch

19-10-2018
Universal Forest Systems, Australia, Forest Inventory Reporting System, Firs Data Capture app, FIRS

Universal Forest Systems today announced that they will be launching the Forest Inventory Reporting System (FIRS) in New Zealand at the FIEA ForestTech conference happening next month. The Firs Data Capture (FirsDC) app (Photo credit: Universal Forest Systems) FIRS is an innovative end-to-end solution for designing forest inventories, capturing …

1st half of 2018 for the HOMAG Group

23-08-2018
HOMAG Group, first half of 2018 report

In the first half of 2018, the HOMAG Group recorded an increase in sales over the previous year and once again achieved a high level of incoming orders. With capacity utilisation remaining high, the world-leading supplier of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and trade expects a positive development in the second half …

Kährs Group: Strong sales growth with stable underlying operating profit

26-07-2018
Kährs Group, flooring, Sweden, second quarter report, strong sales growth

Net sales for the Kährs Group totalled SEK 844 million (792), or US$95.4 million, an increase of 7 per cent compared with the same period in 2017. Organic sales growth was 6 per cent. Operating EBITA rose 1 per cent and totalled SEK 76 million (75), or US$8.6 million corresponding to an operating margin of 9.0 per cent (9.5). Market …