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  • Forestry
  • November 26, 2015 09:10

John Deere reports 32% quarterly drop in sales of forestry and construction equipment

For the fourth quarter ended October 31, worldwide net sales of John Deere registered a decline of 25 percent, to $6.715 billion, and decreased 20 percent, to $28.863 billion, for the 12 months of the company's fiscal year... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 25, 2015 15:01

Forest products markets in Europe and North America remain weak

Markets show signs of rising consumption for some forest products, though the picture is far from consistent In Europe and North America, forest products consumption is strongly related to construction. The hoped-for recovery from the trough of the 2008 global financial crisis has not materialized. Housing starts in Europe and North America are still only about two-thirds of what they were in 2000... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 24, 2015 07:05

France: Lumber prices in the third quarter of 2015

In the following report you can check the latest available lumber prices in France (both softwood as well as hardwood) for the third quarter of 2015...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 20, 2015 07:39

Metsä Wood and Snavely enter into strategic distribution partnership in the U.S.

Metsä Wood and Snavely Forest Products have agreed on a strategic partnership to distribute Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL products into North-Eastern U.S.... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • November 19, 2015 09:49

Production in construction down by 0.4% in euro area

In September 2015 compared with August 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and remained stable in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In August 2015, production in construction grew by 0.5% in the euro area and fell by 0.5% in the EU28... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • November 19, 2015 09:12

U.S. housing starts drop to 7-month low in October

U.S. housing starts fell more than expected in October this year. Data from the U.S. Commerce Department revealed that U.S. starts dropped by as much as 11% to an annual rate of 1.060 million in October, from the revised September rate of 1.191 million... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 12, 2015 15:02

EPAL warns against fake Euro pallets from Ukraine

The European Pallet Association e.V. is warning against counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets from Ukraine, which have been in circulation on the market since the beginning of 2015... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • November 12, 2015 13:01

ISC 2015: Inconsistent softwood lumber markets; EOS and ETTF urge for caution

The International Softwood Conference took place from 4 to 6 November in Amsterdam. Some 130 industry representatives attended the conference hosted by the Dutch Timber Trade Federation (NTTA). The venue was held in Koepelkerk, a domed church from the 17th century, home of the largest organ still in operation in the Netherlands. The first day, primarily focused on the European and American timber markets. Sampsa Auvinen, President of the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and Andreas von Möller, President of the European Timber Trade Association ETTF, gave an overview of the current status of the European markets from a producer and a buyer perspective.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 11, 2015 13:12

Kebony builds a second factory in Belgium

Norwegian modified wood manufacturer Kebony, which markets itself as a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, has raised NOK 177.5 million (EUR 19.2 million) to fund a second European factory... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 09, 2015 08:59

Weyerhaeuser buys Plum Creek to create US$23 billion timber giant

Weyerhaeuser is buying Plum Creek for US$8.44 billion to form the world's biggest timberland and forest products companies... [more...]

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