Wood Construction

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  • August 20, 2014 10:20

    US housing starts up sharply in July

    US housing starts and building permits rebounded strongly in July, suggesting that the housing market recovery is back on track after stalling in the first half of the year... [more...]

  • August 18, 2014 07:56

    China and British Columbia sign wood-frame MOU

    British Columbia Government last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to increase the use of wood-frame construction in China. The Province of Zhejiang had expressed interest in developing wood-frame construction expertise in its growing tourism sector and other applications... [more...]

  • August 18, 2014 07:25

    Changing wood product use in N. American housing markets

    In North America, around US $500 billion are spent every year on residential construction and remodelling. Ninety percent of single-family homes in Canada and the US are built of wood. In the US, approximately two thirds of all new homes are single-family houses. In Canada it is only one third because the population is concentrated in urban areas where land is increasingly scarce and expensive... [more...]

  • August 06, 2014 13:42

    China: Housing investment up 14% in the first half

    The National Bureau of Statistics has released a summary of real estate developments in the first six months of this year. Total investment came to yuan 4,201.9 billion, up 14% year-on-year of which... [more...]

  • August 06, 2014 11:33

    Germany: Wood products price index in June

    In June, producer prices for wood products in Germany are largely at the levels of May. Only for individual assortments we can observe a slight upward movement. These are... [more...]

  • August 04, 2014 06:02

    Europe's construction sector remains globally significant

    Even though construction growth is slow, with total value of nearly €1.3 trillion in 2013, Europe's construction sector remains globally significant and a very large consumer of wood and other materials. Growth in construction will vary widely between EU countries... [more...]

  • August 01, 2014 06:56

    EU construction market forecast to grow 1.8%

    According to the latest half-yearly report issued in June 2014 by the Euroconstruct research agency, aggregated construction output for the EU countries fell by 2.7% in real terms in 2013 to the lowest level in 20 years (at constant prices). However... [more...]

  • 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 07:36

    EGGER expands production capacity in Germany

    This month the EGGER Group has inaugurated a new lamination line at its German plant in Gifhorn, Lower Saxony. EGGER has invested approximately 15 million Euro in the expansion and has thus increased production capacity by... [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...]