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Editor’s pickEuropean softwood lumber exports hit 45% in 2020

23-10-2020
Europe, export, trade, softwood

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the …

Editor’s pickEumabois holds first web-based General Assembly

14-10-2020
Eumabois, Europe, federation, association, general assembly, woodworking machinery

Eumabois, the European Federation of Woodworking Technology Manufacturers, held its annual General Assembly on 18 September 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic drove the decision to unite all delegates and the board on a digital platform, in order to protect all participants. The 21 representatives, together with the Eumabois President, Jürgen …

ITTO: EU plywood trade recovery faster than expected

12-10-2020
Europe, plywood, import, distribution, market

It’s still too early to say for sure, but it’s variously estimated by European plywood importers and distributors that the Covid-19 pandemic will slice 10% to 20% off their 2020 bottom line, reported the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).  Trade has since seen a bounce back, varying in degree from country to …

New dates confirmed for WoodEX for Africa 2021

09-10-2020
Africa, WoodEX, expo, trade fair, event, trade event

Africa’s premier timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg from 29 June to 1 July 2021. The new date was confirmed after the postponement of the event this year due to COVID-19. Since its inception in 2012, WoodEX for Africa has established itself as the gateway to …

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