the timber network


  • Interior
  • July 03, 2015 12:14

Poland closing gap on Italy the EU’s top wooden furniture exporter

Exports from Poland and Italy have performed more strongly than those from Germany in recent years. Italy is still by far the largest European exporter of wood furniture but Poland has been closing the gap in the last two years. In late 2014 Poland overtook Germany to become Europe's second largest exporter of wood furniture. However German exports have been rising since the start of 2014 after a sharp downturn in 2012 and 2013... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 03, 2015 09:14

US housing market normalising after 7 years of turmoil

The housing market in the US is a major driver of wood product consumption and prospects are looking much better now... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 03, 2015 09:01

Canadian lumber production slightly down in April

In April, lumber production by Canadian sawmills decreased 0.7% from March to 5 617.2 thousand cubic metres in April. Compared with April 2014, lumber production rose by 6.9%... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 13:01

British wood imports grow for the seventh quarter in a row

Although the pace of UK wood imports has slowed in the first three months of 2015, still a +0.8% growth was registered. Thus, the upward trend lasting since 2013 is continuing... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 02, 2015 09:01

Largest LVL plant in Japan completed

Three companies, Iida group holdings, First Plywood and Kawai Ringyo built the largest LVL manufacturing plant in Japan, which completed in late March in Aomori prefecture... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 08:35

Impact of EUTR on the European furniture market

The recent downturn and subsequent recovery in deliveries from China and Vietnam may be partly attributable to the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). The sharp fall occurred at around the time the EUTR came into force in March 2013 and may have been partly due to concerns about the reliability of evidence provided by Chinese and Vietnamese suppliers to demonstrate negligible risk of illegal timber origin... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 14:01

Forecast: World demand of forestry machinery to rise 4.5% annually by 2019

World demand for forestry equipment (including both purpose-built and converted machinery) is forecast to rise 4.5 percent annualy to US$9.3 billion in 2019. This will represent a moderation from the 2009-2014 pace of increase, a period during which market gains were bolstered by a rebound in roundwood production from lows posted during the 2009 global recession, as well as by the institution of new engine emissions standards in European Union (EU) and US... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 01, 2015 11:02

Japanese housing starts rise for the third consecutive month in May

Housing starts in Japan increased for the third straight month in May, according to data revealed by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism... [more...]

  • Interior
  • July 01, 2015 08:26

Furniture production growing primarily in Asia; stagnates in Europe and N. America

World production of furniture has grown constantly over the last five years. Current estimates show that worldwide production in 2014 was worth about US$480 billion, up from US$437 billion in 2013. Production in Europe and North America stagnated between 2009 and 2014... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 01, 2015 07:05

Lumber prices in U.S. continue upward trend

Sales of most framing lumber species moderated from the pace of the previous two weeks. But many prices maintained at least modest upward momentum. Green and dry Douglas Fir led the way, while Southern Pine price trends flattened. Many buyers took a wait-and-see attitude with Canadian taxes on shipments to the U.S. rising to their highest levels during July. ... [more...]

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