• Corona Virus
  • augustus 13, 2020 15:58

Brazil: Bento Gonçalves furniture cluster feels the pain

The Brazilian furniture sector is still feeling the negative impact of the pandemic. According to Portal Móveis de Valor, sector revenues in May 2020 fell in the Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul State furniture cluster...... [meer...]

  • Bosbouw
  • augustus 13, 2020 14:12

Indonesian timber sector may be seeing a recovery

Bambang Hendroyono, Secretary General in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, has reported that wood product export figures for June are suggesting that the timber sector may be at the beginning of a recovery phase despite the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic...... [meer...]

  • Corona Virus
  • augustus 11, 2020 10:46

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2020: Flooring industry’s springboard amidst a global pandemic.

The first exhibition of the flooring and floor technology industry worldwide after the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2020 will be held from 31August to 2 September at the New Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai. More than 800 brands will present themselves and will be ready to meet and network about 40.000 visitors throughout 105.000 sqm of gross space...... [meer...]

  • Corona Virus
  • augustus 11, 2020 10:24

Interzum restarts successfully in China

Suspense and great anticipation accompanied the launch of the first Koelnmesse event since the coronavirus crisis began: Interzum Guangzhou in China (27 to 30 July 2020) demonstrated that trade fairs with strict hygiene rules in place and a limited number of admissions...... [meer...]

  • Corona Virus
  • augustus 10, 2020 14:56

Vietnam's wood product exports rise 6.2% in July

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam is reporting that wood and wooden product exports in July were valued at $1.05 billion...... [meer...]

  • Corona Virus
  • augustus 07, 2020 10:03

Acimall reports drop in orders of woodworking machinery

A strong decrease of orders of woodworking machinery and tools (-39.2% compared to the same period of last year) was reported for April to June 2020 by the members of Acimall due to the lockdown in April and a slow, gradual recovery of manufacturing operations in May... [meer...]

  • Bosbouw
  • augustus 06, 2020 15:58

China: Northwest International Timber Trading Center established

According to reports a Northwest International Timber Trading Center has been established in the Zhongchuan North Station Logistics Zone in the Lanzhou New Area, which functions as a national level logistics hub. With completion of the trading centre there has been created a new... [meer...]

  • Corona Virus
  • augustus 06, 2020 15:33

Homag reports lower sales in the first half of the year

In the second quarter of 2020, the Homag Group felt the effects of the Corona pandemic. This had a corresponding effect on the balance sheet for the first half of the year. Order intake fell by 17% to a value of € 493 million. Sales also decreased by 13% to € 552 million. The company has... [meer...]

  • Bosbouw
  • augustus 05, 2020 11:04

Fungus threatens acacia plantations in Vietnam

In recent months many plantation owners have reported the presence of disease in Vietnam's acacia plantations which, it has been identified, is caused by the leaf fungus, Ceratocystis manginecans. The Vietnam Academy of Forest Science (VAFS) has warned this fungus, if not... [meer...]

  • Corona Virus
  • augustus 04, 2020 14:33

Lower timber export volumes in Central and Western Africa

Timber exports from Cameroon almost halfed (-45%) and around 60% of the countrie's sawmills supposedly stopped operations. The government is preparing a very longed for package of support for the local industry. But even if mills wish to resume operations they will face... [meer...]

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