Estonia: Logging increases by 10% in 2016

A total volume of 13.819m m³ roundwood was logged in Estonia in 2016; this shows a 10% increase in comparison with the previous year. In accordance with the information from the Estonian statistics authority, the logging volume in private forests increased on average by 12% to 9.204m m³.

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Slovenia: increased value of purchased roundwood in January

Purchased roundwood from Slovenia’s private owners in January 2017 was worth Euro 5.2 million, which is lower by more than 18% compared to the previous month (mainly because of the lower volumes of purchased wood), in accordance with the information of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.

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Italian machinery industry reaches new record levels

The Italian industry of woodworking machinery moved one step closer to 2007’s production revenue record of €2.159bn in 2016. In accordance with the preliminary figures published by Acimall in the end of January, the Italian market had been much more available for companies than exports, which slowed down a little in comparison with recent years. Export revenues had decreased by 12.7% in 2015, but rose by just 5.1% to €1.486bn in 2016.
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