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Myanmar: All timber production ceased

An explosive second wave of Covid-19 infections has shocked the country. Cases have now topped 10,000 with 226 confirmed deaths. The Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) imposed strict ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions for Yangon from 24 September....... [mai mult...]

Brazilian exports of wood-based products rise sharply in August

In August this year Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 25.6% in value compared to August 2019, from US$233.5 million to US$293.1 million...... [mai mult...]

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Tarascon pulp mill closes its doors: Pulpwood market freezes in southern France

Nothing is going well in the south of France. This is indeed the observation made by professionals in the wood industry after the announcement of the closure of the Fiber Excellence pulp mill in Tarascon. Since Monday, September 20, the doors of the Bouches-du-Rhône site have been closed because of a strike called by the company's employees. As a result, wood deliveries are interrupted and production is at a standstill...... [mai mult...]

Furniture China 2020 post-show report

On September 12, 2020, the 26th China International Furniture Expo (Furniture China) successfully concluded at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). While the concurrently held project, Maison Shanghai 2020, also ended the day before (September 11) at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEECC)...... [mai mult...]

Norra Timber to invest in six batch kilns from Valutec

Swedish Norra Timber is now investing in three batch kilns each to its sawmills in Kåge and Sävar. In all, the capacity increase totals around 85,000 cubic meters (36,000 MBF)...... [mai mult...]

Egger acquires stake in Cleaf

With the signing of the purchase agreement on September 9th and the expected closing in November, the Egger Group, St. Johann in Tirol, will acquire a stake in Cleaf, a manufacturer of surfaces and solutions for the furniture and interior design industry from Lissone / IT...... [mai mult...]

US still largest market for China’s wooden furniture

According to China Customs the value of China’s wooden furniture exports fell 24% to US$7.439 billion in the first half of 2020. The US was the largest market but imports fell in the first half of 2020 by about 10% compared to 2019...... [mai mult...]

The New EU Forest Strategy: 3 reasons to endorse the committee report

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the report “The European Forest Strategy – The way forward” planned for next week, the EU forest and forest-based sector would like to share three reasons why the report voted in the AGRI committee should be supported. In CEI-Bois opinion, the report provides the upcoming EU Forest Strategy with all the essential ingredients to allow forests and the forest-based sector to play their central roles in achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal, including climate neutrality by 2050....... [mai mult...]

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Discuții la nivel înalt cu factorii de decizie europeni  privind starea pădurilor din România

Discuții la nivel înalt cu factorii de decizie europeni privind starea pădurilor din România

În finalul intervenției, dl. Cătălin Tobescu a arătat că industria românească de prelucrare a lemnului, reprezentată prin Asociația Industriei Lemnului – Prolemn, face apel la Comisia Europeană pentru ca: - Industria lemnului să fie pe deplin implicată și consultată atunci când este evaluată și se fac recomandări cu privire la situația sectorului forestier din România. Participarea și consultarea cu operatorii economici sunt esențiale. - Să existe o abordare bazată pe fapte, atunci când vine vorba de silvicultură în România și să fie pe deplin luate în considerare expertiza și informațiile publice disponibile (de exemplu datele IFN, expertiza instituțiilor de cercetare, a universităților, a Institutului Național de Statistică, etc.). - Să existe o evaluare generală și imparțială a situației sectorului forestier din România. - Industria nu poate și nu va comenta asupra potențialelor probleme în gestionarea ariilor protejate din România. Cu toate acestea, industria are un interes major în obținerea certitudinii și fiabilității juridice. Asociația Industriei Lemnului - Prolemn și-a exprimat disponibilitatea să asiste oricând Comisia Europeană cu informații și opinii avizate.... [ mai mult...]

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Covid-19 a heavy burden for the European hardwood industry

At the start of the year, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt, demand for European oak had picked up strongly....... [ mai mult...]

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Where's the French oak market heading this autumn?

Where's the French oak market heading this autumn?

The first autumn auctions in France have just been launched by France's Natonal Forest Office (ONF) in a general uncertain political-economic climate. This lack of prospects also concerns the timber market in France. This is one of the conclusions to be drawn from the auction of September 8, 2020 which was not held in Beaune (Côte d'Or), as usual, but in Châtenoy-le-Royal (Saône-et-Loire) due to Covid-19. The entire auction therefore took place entirely online without the physical presence of buyers and observers in the auction room...... [ mai mult...]