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Adcuram selling all business activities in

prefabricated house industry to Equistone

The financial investor Adcuram Group AG of Munich is selling its stakes in the prefabricated-house manufacturers Bien-Zenker GmbH and its subsidiary Living Fertighaus GmbH, both of Schlüchtern, as well as Hanse Haus GmbH & Co. KG of... more


Chilean radiata pine exports

fail to match last year’s figure

Chilean exports of radiata pine timber in the first nine months of 2017 fell 2% short of the figure for the same period of last year at 1.932m m³ (Jan.-Sept. 2016: 1.982m m³). According to information from Instituto Forestal (Infor)... more

Uncertainty in markets in North Africa and Middle East

Even though softwood-timber suppliers reported a minor turnaround on a number of individual markets in North Africa and the Middle East in September/October 2017, demand remained at a low level overall until the beginning of December. The... more

Japanese timber imports from Europe grew by 3.3%

Japanese imports of softwood timber and planed products from Europe rose again by 3.3% in the third quarter of 2017. After increases of 3.7% in the first quarter and volumes on par with those of last year in the second quarter, the imports... more

Latvian lumber exports 1% drop on last year’s figure

Latvian exports of softwood lumber decreased by 1% in the third quarter of 2017 vis à vis last year’s comparative quarter to 688,600m³ (July-Sept. 2016: 694,900m³). The declining trend recorded in the first two quarters... more

Latvian exports of roundwood

decreased by 11%

Latvian roundwood exports in the first nine months of 2017 declined by 11% vis à vis the comparative period last year to a total of 1.985m m³ (Jan-Sept 2016: 2.122m m³). At €97.7m (103.9m), the export value was 6% lower.... more

Estonia: Softwood lumber

exports continue to decline

Estonian exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber decreased by 13% in the third quarter of 2017 to 127,716 m³ (July-Sept. 2016: 146,426m³). In the first and second quarters, exports decreased by 16% and 26% respectively vis... more

France increases lumber production by 2%

In 2016 French sawmills increased lumber production by 2% in comparison with the preceding year to 7.97m m³ (2015: 7.85m m³). According to the French Ministry of Agriculture, the production volume of last year reflected a marginal... more

Minor growth in timber felling in France in 2016

The volume of logs felled in France in 2016 was 1% higher than the year before at 37.94m m³ (2015: 37.41m m³). According to the latest annual statistics published by the French ministry of agriculture in Paris, the volume of 35.19m... more

Germany’s softwood timber exports down by 11%

Provisional figures from Destatis, the federal statistics office in Wiesbaden, show that the volume of rough-sawn softwood timber exported by the German sawmilling industry exported in the third quarter of 2017 was 11% lower than in the same... more

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