28 May 2009
LIGNA HANNOVER underlines wood industry strengths
27 May 2009
Industrial production down by 2.0% in euro area
Attracting a highly international audience, LIGNA HANNOVER 2009 closed on an upbeat note, capping five days of brisk business activity and giving the wood industry hope of renewed growth. "LIGNA HANNOVER far exceeded the expectations of our exhibitors from 50 different countries," enthused Deutsche Messe Managing Board member Stephan Ph. Kühne at the closing press conference.
26 May 2009
China timber market continues downward
In March 2009 compared with February 2009, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 2.0% in the euro area (EA16) and by 1.9% in the EU27. In February production decreased by 2.5% and 2.2% respectively. In March 2009 compared with March 2008, industrial production declined by 20.2% in the euro area and by 18.8% in the EU27.
China’s foreign trade in forest products tumbled again, according to the latest market report by the International Tropical Timber Organisation.
26 May 2009
Russia’s Bryansk region seeks closer ties with Ukraine, Belarus
13 May 2009
Timber Industry Should Move In Line With Use Of Wood For Construction
The Bryansk Region (Russia) is seeking closer economic ties with neighboring Ukraine and Belarus, including finding common solutions to overcome the crisis, the governor of the west Russian region said on Tuesday.
The timber industry has to move in line with the need to explore the use of wood as material for the construction industry, especially as a component of the Industrialised Building System (IBS), director general of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board(MTIB), Prof Madya Dr Jalaluddin Harun said.