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Global Trends Review, November 18-24, 2013: still rising EU wood costs; commercial construction to drive industry in UK & Germany

27 November 2013 ` 23:03  
Softwood log prices in the eastern departments of France have been growing steadily for several months, Fordaq reported. At an auction, a 5% increase for pine and spruce was registered in November compared to September. Presently, pine logs...

Global Trends Review, November 04-10, 2013: panel capacities return to market; crossfire of duties between US & China

15 November 2013 ` 01:19  
Pollmeier is expected to start up its new beech LVL factory in Germany in February 2014. The launch of sales is scheduled for March, says Holzkurier journal quoting company CEO Ralf Pollmeier. Major equipment is already installed. The...

Global Trends Review, October 21-27, 2013: Softwood lumber industry forecast to rise in 2014, Russian lumber deliveries to UK to fall 10% this year

28 October 2013 ` 20:32  
At the International Softwood Conference held from 14 to 18 October in Edinburgh, Scotland, the European Forest Institute (EFI) presented a forecast, according to which in 2014 softwood lumber output will rise by 2.9% to 109.13 million m3...

Global Trends Review, October 14-20, 2013: European glulam consumption fell; Malaysia to emerge as major pellet exporter

28 October 2013 ` 10:18  
Data from the UNECE Timber Committee indicates that European glulam consumption fell 2.6% to 2.83 million m3 in 2012, ITTO reported. Germany and Austria have traditionally been the largest markets for glulam, while Italy and France showed rapid...

It’s “only” wood – the underestimated explosion hazards in wood handling facilities

16 October 2013 ` 04:14  
What makes wood material and wood handling processes so special in terms of explosion hazards? This question can be answered quite simply, considering requirements of dust explosion phenomenon: combustible dust, air/oxygen and effective ignitions sources. Nearly all wood...

Global Trends Review, September 23-29, 2013: Asian countries continue to drive demand for European softwood lumber; EU parquet demand declining

30 September 2013 ` 18:38  
Glue-laminated timber was not able to achieve satisfactory profit margin in Central Europe this year, and finally in September, price mark-ups for glulam were made in Italy and Germany, though they did not reach the goal totally, Holzkurier...

Global Trends Review, September 16-22, 2013: trend to local sales in woodworking; pulp & paper equipment makers cut jobs

25 September 2013 ` 05:25  
In 2013, the output of the eight largest European softwood lumber producers is expected to increase by about 1.8 million to 100 million m3, as reported by Holzkurier journal quoting the Association of the Austrian Wood Industry. Production...

Global Trends Review, August 19 – September 01, 2013: European pellet prices growing, wood trade in Egypt not impacted by tensions

2 September 2013 ` 03:55  
Pellet output in Germany in the first half-year amounted to 1.073 million tonnes (+2.7% year-on-year), Holzkurier said quoting German energy wood and pellet association (DEPV). Sawmill residues were the main raw material source for the pellets production (86%),...

Global Trends Review, August 12-18, 2013: Further wood processing companies increasingly competing with plastics and cheaper products

22 August 2013 ` 20:17  
Competition in the further processed products has been intense recently. European producers of laminated flooring (EPLF) association expressed concern about competition from Chinese manufacturers in Russia in a press statement issued after their June meeting, as ITTO reported....

Global Trends Review, August 05-11, 2013: Overcapacity hinders wood-based panel industry in Europe

13 August 2013 ` 16:26  
Austrian company Egger has published its outlook on the industry quoted by Holzkurier. According to Dr. Thomas Leissing, Head of Finance, Administration and Logistics, there is worldwide growth except for Europe. However, in Northern Europe and Germany, a...

Global Trends Review, July 22-28, 2013: industry holds against wide biomass use in energy sector; Japan pushing domestic woodworking

30 July 2013 ` 20:32  
British panel industry welcomes government’s decision to cut subsidies for biomass use in the energy sector, TTJ said. The Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) and the British Furniture Confederation (BFC) have both campaigned against government support for power...

Global Trends Review, July 15-21, 2013: sawmillers and pulp makers predict volatile but better market environment in the second half-year

23 July 2013 ` 05:51  
In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production fell by 0.3% in the Eurozone and by 0.2% in the whole European Union area in May 2013, compared with the previous month, according to first estimates released by Eurostat. With...