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  • March 20, 2017 10:24

Brazil: Woodbased panel exports surged in January

The Brazilian Tree Industry (IBÁ) has reported that January 2017 exports of woodbased panels increased by 57% to 85,000 cu.m ... [more...]

  • March 20, 2017 07:39

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 11, 2017

Trading in framing lumber perked up Wednesday, putting a halt to skidding or drifting prices in most species. Follow-through Thursday was mixed, but generally enough to encourage sellers. The major exception was Southern Pine, as a perception of an imbalance in supply and demand took hold. ... [more...]

  • March 16, 2017 10:22

Russia: sawn timber export value up by 38%

In January 2017, Russian sawn timber exports have significantly grown... [more...]

  • March 16, 2017 10:07

Universal Forest Products acquires Quality Hardwood Sales LLC

Universal Forest Products Inc. plans to break into the hardwood products with the acquisition of an Indiana-based manufacturer.... [more...]

  • March 20, 2017 13:16

South Africa: Rising mill stocks signal weak demand

Rising mill stocks signal weak demand Local analysts report the South African timber market is currently subdued and that this is borne out by the high level of stocks at domestic sawmills... [more...]

  • March 16, 2017 10:52

US manufactured housing shipments expected to reach 85,000 units by 2020

In 2020, US manufactured housing shipments are expected to reach 85,000 units, declining as a share of total single-family housing starts and manufactured housing placements... [more...]

  • March 23, 2017 09:14

IKEA will make furniture that doesn’t require tools

IKEA is ready to introduce products with an innovative new snap-together assembly system across its entire range of flat-packed furniture... [more...]

  • March 20, 2017 15:39

UK's timber imports at highest level in 9 years

UK's imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for the last 9 years. The provisional amounted to a volume of 9.8 million cubic metres of the main timber and panel products in 2016... [more...]

  • March 17, 2017 12:45

Production in construction down by 2.3% in euro area

In January 2017 compared with December 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 2.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

  • March 24, 2017 12:57

Wood Construction Forum (FBC) Epinal and Nancy 5-7 April 2017

Two sites, huge extension of scientific workshops in addition to architecture and technique oriented topics ; opening towards real estate investors and forest ownership, strong presence from the heart of Europe ; wood sculptures as a signal for all, a new range of exciting items... The international congress about wood construction, FBC, aims to become a european leader of the kind. ... [more...]

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