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FEP members increased parquet output

by 1.6% to roughly 78m m² last year

European parquet production rose again in 2019, according to information from the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP), based in Brussels. The federation recorded a 1.6% growth to 78.003m m² (2018: 76.759m m²) in output... more


Bangkirai stocks in import depots have

decreased at an above-average rate

The ongoing brisk demand for decking since the beginning of the garden season in March continued undiminished in May and June. As a result of the brisk sales activity in DIY stores, specialist timber stores, online shops, and through the... more

First meranti arrivals from Malaysia after end of MCO

Ship arrivals with consignments of meranti sawnwood and window scantlings were registered in Europe again at the beginning of the last third of June. Deliveries had been interrupted in May in particular after ships that had set sail prior to... more

Restrictions largely lifted

for businesses in Malaysia

The Malaysian government eased its restrictions for containing the corona pandemic on 10 June 2020.

The decree given the previous day and designated "Recovery Movement Control Order" (RMCO) mainly provides for restrictions... more

Russian sawn softwood exports to China down 13%

In the first quarter of 2020 Russian exports of softwood lumber to China decreased by 13% vis à vis the preceding year to 3.679m m³ (Jan.-March 2019: 4.240m m³). China’s share of Russian exports thus decreased by eight... more

Swiss converters cutting industrial-wood intake

The two remaining companies processing industrial wood and sawmill residues as reclaimed materials as well as pellet producers in Switzerland adjusted their wood purchasing operations during the course of the second quarter of 2020. At the end... more

Only sluggish demand for

softwood logs in Austria

According to information from the Austrian Chambers of Agriculture (LWK) in Vienna, although various corona-related cuts in output in the Austrian sawmilling industry were lifted in June 2020, they have not yet led to any uplift in demand on... more

Incidence of beetlewood increasing

since early June in German forests

Since the end of the second quarter 2020, the recent further decline in earnings for spruce sawlogs in the south and west of Germany has been slowing particularly private and local-authority forest owners’ willingness to clear and dress... more

Softwood sawlog exports two thirds up on last year

At 1.367m m³ (Jan.-March 2019: 0.824m m³), German exports of softwood sawlogs in the first three months of this year turned out to be 66 % higher than in the same period of last year. As such, the trend already observed in the... more

Sawn-softwood sales still stable until middle of year

The steady demand on the German and a number of non-European sawn-softwood markets persisted for carcassing assortments in particular until the end of the second quarter 2020. A reduced requirement by processing companies has become noticeable... more

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