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I4F, Unilin and Välinge Innovation

reach deals to end patent disputes

The intellectual property firm Innovations4Flooring N.V. (I4F), based in Willemstad, Curaçao, brokered two separate deals with the Unilin subsidiary Flooring Industries Ltd. S.à.r.l. (Bertrange, Luxembourg) and Välinge... more


Pressure on prices for Baltic sawn softwood

remains undiminished in fourth quarter 2019

Baltic sawn-softwood prices are under pressure on all the relevant sales markets in the fourth quarter of 2019. In contracts for volumes due for delivery by the end of this year, prices for spruce sawnwood have been reduced by an average of 5-8... more

Sawnwood output stable at

level of same period of 2018

Baltic sawmills’ output of sawnwood in the first nine months of 2019 remained largely stable at the level of the same period of last year. The supply of sawlogs was sufficient to enable the majority of companies to utilise their cutting... more

Further decay registered

in softwood sawlog prices

The decay registered in prices for softwood sawlogs in Estonia since January continued in September 2019. According to information from the state forest administration RMK of Tallinn, pine sawlogs fell since reaching their peak in April (79.35... more

Reduced rate of decline in

US sawn hardwood exports

US exports of sawn hardwood in the third quarter of 2019 fell less sharply than in the two preceding quarters of this year. Calculations by the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of Washington, D.C., show that US... more

Sharp growth registered in Austria’s woodchip stocks

The situation on the Austrian sales markets for woodchips that had already been tense in September has further deteriorated during the course of the last six weeks. Stocks have continued to grow at the works themselves and in the meanwhile... more

Industrial beech sought after in southern Austria

Demand for industrial beech has developed very differently from one region to another in Austria during the course of autumn. In the two southern provinces of Styria and Carinthia, interest in deliveries has picked up considerably in the last... more

Growing demand for redwoods in north/east Germany

Even though a certain degree of uplift was recognisable in the turnover of beetle-damaged spruce in Germany’s north and east once the holidays were over, the volumes of log in storage in forest depots is still high in the main regions of... more

Container checks bring spruce exports to a standstill

In collaboration with the German Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG), Hessen’s police force has stepped up the inspection pressure for roundwood loading in containers since the beginning of November 2019 as announced. In doing so,... more

Further decline in revenue from

sales in German timber industry

Similar to the furniture industry, sales revenue generated by the German timber industry also fell again in August 2019. According to the statistics compiled by the federation of the German wood industry (HDH) of Bad Honnef, total sales revenue... more

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