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  • July 30, 2014 07:29

    US: Imports of plywood from China recover in April

    Hardwood plywood imports increased by 13% to 249,906 cubic metres in April, however, year-to-date imports were 5% lower than in April 2013. Imports from China recovered from a steep drop in March. April imports of hardwood plywood from China grew by 39%... [more...]

  • July 29, 2014 13:09

    Good timber price trends in Norway

    In Norway, the negative trend in timber prices which started in June 2013 has been reversed, says the Norwegian Agricultural Agency in a press release. In one year, prices for spruce and pine increased by... [more...]

  • July 29, 2014 12:06

    Plum Creek's profit rises in the second quarter

    Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. on Monday announced second quarter earnings of $55 million on revenues of $356 million. Earnings for the second quarter of 2013 were $46 million on revenues of $303 million... [more...]

  • July 28, 2014 23:28

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 29, 2014

    Framing lumber trading offered a mix of trends amid an uncertain and unsettled tone... [more...]

  • July 28, 2014 13:16

    Germany: Construction industry reports increased orders and turnover

    In the first five months of 2014, orders in the German construction industry rose by 4.9% in real terms compared with the same period last year. Total revenue in the construction industry from January through May 2014 was around 22.1 billion euros, an increase of... [more...]

  • July 28, 2014 10:35

    Norway increases logging volume by almost 10%

    In the first half of 2014, felling in Norway totaled 5.15 million m³. This represents a 9.3 percent increase... [more...]

  • July 28, 2014 09:30

    EU pellet demand expected to more than triple by 2020

    The EU is the world’s largest wood pellets market, with a consumption of about 17.5 MMT of pellets in 2013. Based on the EC mandates and Member State incentives, the demand is expected to expand further to nearly 21.0 MMT in 2015. Consumption forecasts for 2020 range from 50 – 80 MMT (AEBIOM). Future consumption will however, depend on a range of market factors and in particular Member State incentives... [more...]

  • July 28, 2014 09:15

    Malaysia: Firm demand to lift log prices

    Analysts from Affin Research have observed that India's aggressive purchasing of logs has resulted in better prices for exporters in Sarawak. Affin Research reported: “the average selling prices for logs will likely remain firm between... [more...]

  • July 28, 2014 07:49

    North American construction at a high pace in April

    Housing starts in US surpassed 1 million in April at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to US Census Bureau data. This is an increase of 13% from March. The increase was entirely in multi-family housing construction, while single-family starts remained steady from the previous month... [more...]

  • July 25, 2014 13:28

    British softwood lumber imports on the rise

    The United Kingdom is now in a kind of economic boom in the middle of a struggling Europe. Growth jumped 0.8% in the first quarter of this year, and forecasts are even more positive estimating a +3% rise in GDP for the whole 2014. Also, the construction sector returned to the pre-crisis level of 2008... [more...]