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  • September 18, 2014 10:21

    China's real estate market developing at higher pace

    Total investment in China's real estate was in the first seven months US$800 billion (5.04 trillion RMB), a nominal increase of 13.7% year-on-year. Investment in residential buildings was over US$545 billion, up 13.3% yoy, and it accounted for 68.2% of China's real estate development investment... [more...]

  • September 17, 2014 15:22

    Higher prices forecast for softwood mouldings in United States

    In 2013, US consumption of pine and other softwood mouldings increased by 12% according to a market study. The US market for softwood mouldings is largely driven by new home construction and home repair and remodelling. For 2014, the market study forecasts a... [more...]

  • September 17, 2014 14:06

    Latvia's forest industry export up 12.6%

    During the first seven months of 2014, Latvian forest industry's export increased by 12.6%, reaching EUR 1.189 billion, compared to EUR 1.056 billion in the same period in 2013... [more...]

  • September 17, 2014 13:05

    Roundwood prices in Finland lower than last year

    Throughout the first five months of this year the average price for pine and spruce sawlogs in Finland has slightly trended downwards, while birch sawlogs price remained stable, as can be seen in the following infographic... [more...]

  • September 17, 2014 11:17

    Prices of German exported sawn spruce lumber in the first half

    Prices of sawn spruce lumber exported by Germany from January to June 2014 increased compared to the first half of 2013. With an average price of 190.83 €/m3, deliveries of sawn spruce lumber were 5.5 €/m3 more expensive than the same period of the previous year. The highest export prices were to the United Kingdom... [more...]

  • September 17, 2014 10:02

    EU tropical hardwood log imports slide even further

    EU imports of tropical hardwood logs were 68,000 cu.m in the first six months of 2014, 35% less than the same period of 2013. Continuing delays in shipment of logs from Douala port has had a significant impact on log exports from Cameroon and Congo this year. The civil war in Central African Republic and EUTR... [more...]

  • September 17, 2014 08:14

    Pellet price in Germany remains stable in September

    In September, the price of wood pellets in Germany moved slightly upwards. The average price for a tonne of wood pellets now stands at... [more...]

  • September 16, 2014 11:45

    High levels of Czech log exports to Austria and Germany

    Following a 25% increase in 2013, Czech softwood log exports have picked up in the first five months of 2014. In terms of value, the surge is of 13% (to € 152,8 million) as compared to the € 135,7 million from January-May 2013... [more...]

  • September 16, 2014 10:03

    Rebound in EU tropical hardwood imports unlikely during 2014

    Although there has been some shifting between product groups, total EU imports of tropical hardwood products in the first half of 2014 hardly recovered from the historically low levels recorded in the previous two years... [more...]

  • September 16, 2014 07:53

    Global forest industry inches up in the second quarter of the year

    The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) inched up again in the 2Q/14 to reach a three-year high of $89.93/m3. However, price increases for sawlogs were not universal across the 20 regions that form the basis for the GSPI. Prices, in US dollar terms, were generally up in North America, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Oceania, while they fell in Western Europe. The trade of logs in Europe picked up in 2013, with import volumes hitting their highest levels since 2008 and log exports reaching a ten-year high... [more...]