Wood Construction

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  • April 17, 2014 07:07

    Universal Forest Products posts a 38% increase in net earnings

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI) today announced first-quarter 2014 results, including net sales of $554.0 million, which compares to net sales of $554.5 million for the first quarter of 2013. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were... [more...]

  • April 10, 2014 12:02

    Praktiker sells subsidiary in Poland

    After filing for insolvency back in July 2013, the German DIY retailer, Praktiker AG has entered into a process of selling parts of the Group. Therefore, the insolvency administrator, Christopher Seagon, has recently managed to sell Praktiker's subsidiaries in Romania and Bulgaria and Ukraine. Further in March, the insolvency administrator has sold Praktiker's subsidiary in Poland... [more...]

  • April 10, 2014 06:09

    Falling EU imports of engineered wood window scantlings

    Weak construction sector activity during 2013 led to further declines in EU glulam imports. EU imports of this product, which consist primarily of scantlings for the window sector, were 56,000 m3 in 2013, 12% less than the previous year... [more...]

  • April 09, 2014 06:15

    Ghana: Value of timber exports up 19,5%

    Ghana‘s timber exports for the 2013 recorded a year-on year growth in terms of both volume and value according to available data from the Timber Inspection Development Division (TIDD) of the Forestry Commission. Overall the volume of exports increased just... [more...]

  • April 08, 2014 14:02

    Downward trend continues in EU decking and mouldings imports

    EU imports of continuously shaped wood (HS code 4409) from tropical countries fell 19% in 2013 to 178,000 m3. Imports from Brazil fell particularly heavily, down... [more...]

  • April 08, 2014 12:38

    Kingfisher in talks to acquire French rival, Mr Bricolage

    Kingfisher, the DIY chain with operations in the UK and France, is in talks to acquire Mr Bricolage, a French rival, for €275m, including debt... [more...]

  • April 04, 2014 11:31

    Germany: Price increase for KVH, after pressure in March

    Despite attractive construction prices in Germany, KVH hasn’t gained momentum in the first quarter. As different German manufacturers report, KVH has been priced under pressure after the new year. Particularly in March, after price increases were already announced for 1 April. In fact, the prices plummeted. In auction sales, it was sold clearly at prices under EUR 300/cbm... [more...]

  • April 04, 2014 07:44

    EU construction rises slightly but remains 20% below pre-crisis levels

    A variety of indicators show that March 2013 was the point at which economic activity across Europe was at its lowest decrease at the end of a long cold winter. This is particularly true of the construction sector, such an important driver of timber demand in Europe... [more...]

  • April 01, 2014 13:03

    German wood products price index stagnates in February

    In February, the German producer price index for wood products has registered a high degree of stagnation as compared to January. However, compared to February 2013, most of the prices rose sharply. Spruce lumber, roof battens and raw particle boards... [more...]

  • April 01, 2014 06:21

    Germany: sawmills turnover rises sharply

    The turnover of the German sawmills increased strongly in January, both as compared to December and as well as compared to the same month last year. Over January 2013, the total turnover has increased by almost 10%... [more...]