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UAE home to 36 per cent of furniture factories in GCC, and controls significant imports in timber sector
Softwood lumber prices continued to fall in many markets around the world in the 2Q of 15 because of weaker demand and high inventories of lumber throughout the distribution chain, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly
Prices for overseas traded softwood wood chips have fallen 11 per cent in eight months, while hardwood chip prices have increased slightly, according to the latest FOEX Chip Price Indexes
Lack of domestic forest resources has forced the pulp industry in India to increasingly rely on hardwood chips from overseas for its wood fiber needs, report the Wood Resource Quarterly
Furniture produced from wood waste
Demand for laminated beech panels continues to decline
Importation of logs to China jumped 76 per cent in March with New Zealand and Australia increasing their shipments the most, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly
The 4th Imported Wood (Shanghai) Exhibition 2015 & China Imported Wood Supply & Marketing Forum
Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially over the past year while other regions in the US have experienced only modest increases, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review
Prices for hardwood chips traded overseas increased 1.3 per cent in January, 2015, but were still 5.8 per cent lower than in early 2014, according to the FOEX PIX-HCG Index
Wood pellet exports from the US increased for the 12th consecutive quarter in the 4Q of 14, as compared to Canadian exports which trended downward in 2014, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review
SkogsElmia Vaggeryd | June 4 - 6 2015
Sawlog prices declined in many countries during 2014 and the GSPI price index in the 4Q of 14 was at the lowest level in two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly
WMMA to Display a Show of Force at LIGNA 2015
Details Date: July 15, 2016
The LIGNA Conference is supported by Lignum Consulting GmbH, Kupferzell, Germany, and Ostwestfalen Lippe University of Applied Sciences (OWL), Lemgo, Germany. In its role as a leading independent management consultancy for the international wood and furniture industry, Lignum Consulting has acquired extensive experience, in particular in the area of integrated production. OWL University of Applied Sciences boasts a strong research orientation and is a prominent member of the Federal Research Ministry`s excellence cluster "Smart Technical Systems OWL (it`s owl)". The university maintains close links with the local mechanical engineering and production engineering industries. "With Lignum Consulting and the Production and Economics Department of OWL University of Applied Sciences we have recruited two external partners that will contribute significantly to our interesting and diverse lecture program," said...
Details Date: February 5, 2016
Companies involved in the German timber industry expect business development to slacken off considerably in the coming months. This is based on the results of the most recent survey conducted by the IFO Institute and published by the German Wood and Plastics Processing Industry Association (HDH). Although companies which participated in the survey assessed the business climate as predominantly good with only a slight deterioration from the value of 37 points recorded in July to 32 points in August, business expectations, nevertheless, dropped significantly. Whereas in July companies had still been predominantly optimistic about the future with 22 points being recorded, in August a value of only 4 points was achieved. In 2014 the discrepancy between the assessment of the current situation and further prospects was less significant. The value for the business climate in August 2014 was 18 points and business expectations...
Details Date: February 4, 2016
EXPOBOIS covers the entire spectrum of the timber and woodworking industry. As from 2016 the exhibition program will embrace the forestry industry, BioEnergy, sawmill technology, woodworking machinery, wood materials and construction, the furniture industry and home decoration. One of the main highlights of the next EXPOBOIS will be the primary wood industry. "With the support of the KWF - Kuratorium fur Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik e.V. in Gross-Umstadt, Hesse (Germany), together with a French region, we will demonstrate sustainable forestry management at EXPOBOIS and show how regions with an under-developed infrastructure can nevertheless sustain a profitable forestry sector with a high-quality tree population", says Kai Varrelmann, Director of Organization and International Distribution at Hannover Fairs International, a member of the Deutsche Messe group. "In close cooperation with our partner SYMOP, and with the support of the political community, industry and the relevant associations, we intend to promote and develop EXPOBOIS". The European industry association for manufacturers of woodworking machinery, EUMABOIS, already considers EXPOBOIS to be an important trade fair worthy of recommendation to its member companies.
Details Date: January 29, 2016
The main sections of the exhibition: Technology and equipment for furniture production; Technology and equipment for woodworking industry; Technology and equipment for production of wood-based panels, plywood and rule; Equipment components; Wood-processing instruments, testing equipment; Lumbers, wood-based panels, rule and plywood; Wooden houses, joinery products, moldings; Stairs, windows, doors; Software and computer design; New developments of industry, engineering; Technique and equipment for transportation, storage and packing of materials and goods; Technical or other means for utilization and regeneration of wood wastes; Paintwork materials, glues, paste fillers, chemical wood preservatives; Sawmill, logging and woodworking equipment, drying equipment; Automation facilities of technological processes; Paper and paperboard industry.
Details Date: January 22, 2016
Hannover. From 3 to 4 May 2016, Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Association within the VDMA are co-staging the international LIGNA Conference at the Robotation Academy in Hannover, Germany. The conference title is "Integrated manufacturing in the woodworking industries - the woodworking community on its way to Industry 4.0". The conference will not only address the growing importance of new business processes and the sweeping importance of the digital revolution for development, production and distribution, but also offer examples of how companies have embraced the Industry 4.0 initiative in Germany and successfully restructured their production processes. "An integrated approach to woodworking production opens up exciting new prospects for the sector. We will demonstrate that Industry 4.0 has already moved well beyond the visionary stage", says Christian...
Details Date: January 22, 2016
Medexpo S.A., a renowned operator in the field of organizing exhibitions and conferences and publishing a professional magazine for the wood industry, furniture and materials, is organizing the 6th International Medwood Exhibition scheduled to be held between April 7 - 10, 2016 in Athens, Greece. The exhibition will be held at the Metropolitan Expo the largest and most modern exhibition centre in Greece that lies next to the International Airport. Medwood exhibition is considered to be one of the most important trade exhibitions for the industry of woodwork and furniture and for the sector of architecture, internal design and general design. Furthermore, the exhibition is supported by a wide and affective communication programme that includes mass media and trade...
Details Date: January 15, 2016
Last year LIGNA, the world`s leading tradeshow for wood processing and woodworking machinery, plant and tools, featured 1,552 exhibitors - including 56 percent from outside Germany - and occupied 121,195 square meters (1,304,530 sq. ft) of net display space. The top exhibiting nations included Germany, Italy, Austria, China, Sweden and the USA. The show attracted some 93,099 visitors, 40 percent of whom were from abroad. The visitors leveraged the show to survey the latest innovations in their industry and initiate extensive investment in new technology. "Exhibitor feedback points to outstanding business dialogue, promising leads and strong international growth. For us and our partner, the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers` Association, this provides a good basis upon which to introduce a number of structural changes for the upcoming LIGNA season," said...
Details Date: January 6, 2016
The country`s main forestry and wood industry centers will feature as partner regions featuring their regional highlights. Participating exhibitors will also benefit from new platforms for sustainable business development as part of the French government`s program "Industrie du futur". This will further position EXPOBOIS as France`s leading wood industry trade fair. From 2016 on, the EXPOBOIS exhibition lineup will be enlarged to include new displays dedicated to forestry, bioenergy from wood, wood panels and construction so as to more effectively highlight synergies between the various technologies involved.
Details Date: January 4, 2016
Organisers of the Dubai WoodShow, the largest exhibition in the Middle East for timber, machineries and tools, have revealed that the UAE is home to nearly 36 per cent of the furniture factories of the GCC, reflecting the growth in the domestic furniture sector and increase in demand for imported timber from global and regional markets. Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organisers of the Dubai WoodShow quoting Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC), says the GCC furniture industry includes 1062 factories, which recorded a growth of 4.5 per cent over 5 years. Al Shezawi added that the number of home and office furniture factories in the Gulf region saw a dramatic increase, which positively reflected on the growth of timber sector.
Details Date: December 12, 2015
Sawlog prices have trended downward in most markets worldwide for the past five quarters, resulting in the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) declining by over 14 per cent in one year. In the 3Q/15, the GSPI was at its lowest level since the 2Q/09. The European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI) has dropped 24 per cent the past 18 months to US 94.10/m3 (Euro 84.67/m3) in the 3Q/15. This decline is the result of slowing demand for lumber in some markets as well as weaker currencies throughout Europe. Worldwide trade of softwood logs fell by over 12 per cent during the first nine months this year as compared to the same period in 2014. Much of the decline can be tracked to declining imports to China, which have fallen 21 per cent so far this year.
Details Date: December 5, 2015
The 23rd edition of Holzhaus Exhibition will take place in Moscow on November 19 - 22, 2015. Holzhaus is the leading exhibition in Russia where wood houses from Russian and foreign manufacturers as well as advanced materials and technologies required for creation of a ready-for-living wood house are presented. Over 10 years, Holzhaus has been the main meeting place for wood house manufacturers, customers and purchasers. The exhibition is held twice a year, in spring and autumn. Exhibitors profile: manufacturers and suppliers from Russia and other countries worldwide presenting finished houses.
Details Date: November 5, 2015
897 brands from 29 countries which includes Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Sweden, Italy, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Switzerland, Ukraine, England, USA, Afghanistan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Republic of Korea, Russia were attended the shows in 14 fully booked halls. With record-breaking participation, 51.958 net sqm has been reached, achieving an increase of 4% in total exhibition space. Through cooperation with 95 chambers, 5.700 furniture manufacturers and carpenters from 49 cities of Turkey visited the show with the support of Reed Tuyap. The 2015 international hosted buyer programme consists of 27 countries, and 621 professionals attended...
Details Date: October 30, 2015
Despite reduced demand for lumber in the US, Europe and Asia, lumber production and trade volumes were relatively high during the first half of 2015, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The supply/demand imbalance resulted in downward price pressure in key markets during the 2Q of 15. Softwood lumber prices (in US $) have fallen throughout a majority of the main markets in the world during the 2Q of 15 because of weaker demand, ample supply throughout the distribution chain and a strengthening US dollar. The biggest declines have occurred in the US, Canada and the Nordic countries, while the drop in import prices to China and Japan has been more modest.
Details Date: October 19, 2015