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US hardwood lumber exports to MENA up 18%

US hardwood lumber exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) totaled $66.25 million in the first three quarters of 2015, up 18% over the same period last year.  The...

Sumitomo buys Nelson forests for $370m

Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo has acquired 30,000 hectares of Nelson region pine forests from Hancock Forest Management in New Zealand in a $370 million deal, giving its Richmond timber processing plants...

Egger releases half year results

EGGER concludes the first half-year with sales of EUR 1.19 billion (previous year: EUR 1.16 billion); the half-year balance of 31 October 2015 showed a sales increase of 2.7%.  The...

Rebuilding the market for North American hardwoods in China

Sometime in March last year prices of North American hardwoods started to fall rapidly. Many dealers in China took this as a sign of a weakening market and started...

Japan plywood imports up 7% in October

Japan's October year-on-year plywood imports were up 7%, the third consequetive rise in imports from Malaysia and Indonesia, according to the ITTO.   Japan’s three major plywood suppliers are China, Malaysia and Indonesia....

Tece Dekor: Veneer edgebanding in three layers

Veneer is natural and its production requires attention at each step. To produce three layers of veneer edgebanding, continuous veneer rolls are laminated together with PVA glue. The layers...

Vietnam-China wood products trade reaches US$425 million in 1Q/2015

Vietnam’s wood product exports to China reached US$425 million in the first half of 2015, despite China's apparent trade deficit with Vietnam, according to the Secretary General of the Vietnam...

CTI chief: 2016 plan will address existing skills gap in timber industry

The UK Confederation of Timber Industries will focus on developing industry skills to address existing skills shortages and gaps in the education system as part of its strategic plan...

China the largest importer of Congo Basin timber

China has become the largest importer of timber from the Congo Basin with some 2.9 million cubic metres (RWE) bought in 2014. This amounts to over 75% of total...

Daiken builds door plant in Surabaya

Daiken Corporation (Osaka) has announced a new door manufacturing plant in Surabaya, Indonesia. A new subsidiary Daiken Dharma Indonesia, a joint venture with Dharma Satya Nusantara (DSN) will manage...