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China`s huge demand for timber is stripping one of the world`s largest remaining areas of pristine tropical forests
British development agency DFID has suspended funding for a timber industry reform project because of the Rakhine crisis
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The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) has reported that European parquet consumption was stable or slightly higher on the whole during the first six months. At its quarterly meeting on 20 September, the FEP Board of Directors discussed the latest developments on individual markets. Preliminary figures and information about consumption trends in its 13 member countries served as the basis for these discussions. This data indicated that six countries enjoyed growth in the first half of the year. Four countries had stable fortunes, while three countries faced a downturn in parquet consumption. By way of comparison, ten countries had booked growth of 1-3% after the first three months and two countries registered stable parquet consumption.
Details Date: October 19, 2018
China`s huge demand for timber is stripping one of the world`s largest remaining areas of pristine tropical forests, an environmental group has warned. Trees are being felled at 20 times the sustainable rate in the Solomon Islands, a South Pacific archipelago roughly the size of Belgium, according to a new report by the US group Global Witness. More than 3m cubic metres of logs were exported last year from the Solomon Islands, which together with neighbouring Papua New Guinea supplies about half of China`s tropical log imports. However, no checks are made to ensure timber is not illegally or unsustainably logged, the group said in its report.
Details Date: October 19, 2018
The value of Malaysia`s furniture exports in 2018 is expected to decline slightly to RM9-RM10 billion compared with RM10.1 billion last year, says Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok. She said this was due to the lack of optimism in the current global economy which has affected demand for Malaysia`s furniture products. "As commodities prices for palm oil and rubber can rise and fall, so can prices for wood products such as furniture," Kok told reporters after officiating the launch of the Kuala Lumpur Furniture Design Week 2018 here today. She said the United States, Japan, European Union and Australia were the biggest importers of Malaysian furniture products and Malaysia was the ninth largest furniture exporter globally. Meanwhile, Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) Director-General Jalaluddin Harun said industry players in the furniture sector must reduce their reliance on lower-value original equipment manufacturing (OEM) segment, and move to the more innovative and higher-quality original brand manufacturing (OBM) or original design manufacturing (ODM) segments.
Details Date: October 17, 2018
BRITAIN HAS cited the crisis over Rakhine State for a decision to suspend funding for Myanmar`s effort to join a European Union initiative aimed at combatting illegal logging and promoting effective forest governance. Myanmar has been preparing to sign the EU`s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade - Voluntary Partnership Agreement since early 2015. The EU adopted the FLEGT Action Plan in 2003 and two years later introduced the voluntary partnership agreements, under which the European Commission is empowered to negotiate bilateral trade deals with timber exporting countries.
Details Date: October 15, 2018
It maintains its place among the leading fairs of the world and contributes greatly to the sector companies to reach new markets.,which is the success of becoming the industry`s largest trade fairs in Turkey and Eurasia of Wood Processing Machinery; International Wood Processing Machinery, Cutting Tools, Hand Tools Fair and Intermob, International Subcontractors, Accessories, Forestry Products and Wood Technology Fair will take place in TUYAP Fair and Congress Center, Istanbul on 13-17 October 2018. Wood Processing Machinery and Intermob Fairs, the biggest commercial platform in the region of wood and furniture industries, which successfully realized with 120.000 m2, 14 seats with the participation of 842 firms and firms representatives from 34 countries in 34 countries in 2017, continues to intensify marketing activities aiming at reaching this success, aims to put participants and visitors on expectations.
Details Date: October 1, 2018
The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 1.4% in the 2Q/18. This was the first q-o-q decline since the 4Q/16. Sawlog prices fell on all continents (in US dollar terms) except for North America, where prices in the 2Q/18 were up 3.3% from the previous quarter and up 14.5% from the 2Q/17. The European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI-EUR), which fell slightly in the 2Q/18, has been quite stable during 2017 and 2018, fluctuating between just over EUR 85/m3 and mid - EUR 86/m3. In the 2Q/18, both wood fiber price indices fell for the first time in five quarters, mainly because of the strengthening of the US dollar against currencies in all countries covered by the WRQ. The 2Q/18 Global Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) decreased slightly from the 1Q/18 but was still 7.8% higher than the same quarter in 2017. Quarter-over-Quarter, softwood fiber prices fell the most in Brazil, Russia, Sweden and New Zealand.
Details Date: September 30, 2018
Allow us to invite you to the sixteenth annual international trade fair of machines, tools, equipment and materials for the wood processing industry, PRAGOLIGNA, which will take place on the 11th to 13th October 2018 at Vystaviste (Prague Exhibition Grounds) in Holesovice. We can confirm the participation of the vast majority of the best companies active in this field in the Czech market. In the Prumyslovy palac (Industrial Palace) traditional exhibitor, FELDER GROUP CZ, will demonstrate work with a machine utilising tried and tested horizontal CNC machining on just 5 m2; a solution suitable for both a small wood-working firm or a large producer - the progressive and compact machining and boring centre FORMAT4 creator 950, winner of the IWF Challengers Award Atlanta 2018 for innovative technology and also an award winner at the trade fair DREMA Poznan 2018.
Details Date: September 25, 2018
Worldwide trade of lumber inched up again in early 2018, hinting that this may be another record year. Six of the ten largest lumber-exporting countries in the world have increased their shipments in 2018, with exports from Russia, Germany, Ukraine and Austria increasing the most year-over-year. The biggest decline in exports y-o-y has been from Canada, with shipments in 2018 on pace to be the lowest in five years. Canadian shipments to China and the US during the 1H/18 were down 19% and 6% respectively, as compared to the same period in 2017.
Details Date: September 20, 2018
Aiming to keep up with the changes resulting from the development of the economy and, consequently, to be in line with the idea of Industry 4.0, which has already established itself in the minds of Polish and world entrepreneurs, it is unavoidable to invest in innovative technologies and modern machinery. Each year, Poznań becomes the hub of the wood and furniture industry for four days, and DREMA International Trade Fair of Machines and Tools for the Wood and Furniture Industries marks the changes, trends and direction in which the industry is heading. A good streak in the wood and furniture sectors announces a dynamic development of this year`s DREMA 2018 trade fair, which promises a new record in terms of a comprehensive exhibition, the number of exhibitors and presentation of the latest solutions for the woodworking industry!
Details Date: July 27, 2018
Timber merchants, joinery manufacturers and their architectural clients will benefit from a powerful opportunity to boost their knowledge and network with their industry colleagues at the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to building with wood. Taking place between 9 and 11 October 2018, Timber Expo, supported by content partner TRADA, will join Build Show, Building Tech Live, Civils Expo, Energy 2018, Plant & Machinery Live, HVAC 2018 and the Surface & Materials Show to form UK Construction Week (UKCW), the UK`s largest trade show for the built environment.
Details Date: June 29, 2018
China imported 64% more softwood from Europe last year than in the previous year - 3.088 m m3. The main supplier was Finland, as in the previous year, where purchases rose by 84% to 1.683 m m3. So, Finland accounts for 54.5% of all Chinese imports of sawn softwood from Europe, five percentage points more than in 2016, and China has also become the most important export market for the Finnish sawmill industry.
Details Date: June 26, 2018
According to a press release, Russia has made huge strides in supplying softwood logs and more recently sawn timber to North Asian markets - especially to China. In 2000, New Zealand exported 25% of the total volume of softwood sawn timber that China imported that year, a very similar volume and percentage as Russia did that year.
Details Date: June 21, 2018
Agrokomplex NARODNE VYSTAVISKO cordially invites you to one of the most important international exhibitions of its kind in Slovakia. LIGNUMEXPO - 21st International Fair of Machinery, Equipment and Materials for the Wood Industry and LES - 17th International Forestry Exhibition. The exhibition is co-organized by the Slovak Association of Wood Processors in Zvolen (member of EUMABOIS) and Lesy Slovenskej republiky, state enterprise, headquartered in BanskA Bystrica.
Details Date: June 21, 2018
Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. After softwood lumber consumption in the US reached a ten-year high in 2017, demand fell in early 2018. In fact, shipments to China during the 1Q/2018 were up almost 50% as compared to the 1Q/17.
Details Date: June 20, 2018