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  • Sawmilling
  • October 24, 2016 08:40

U.S. Lumber Coalition welcomes efforts for a new softwood deal with Canada

The U.S. Lumber Coalition welcomes a letter from 24 United States Senators expressing appreciation for the US Administration’s efforts to obtain a new softwood lumber trade agreement with Canada designed to fully and effectively address the market effects of subsidized Canadian lumber exported to the United States... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 21, 2016 12:01

All rosewoods now CITES listed

By consensus CITES has placed the entire Dalbergia genus of rosewood under trade restrictions. Demand, especially in Asia, has had a devastating impact on available resources in South‐East Asia and traffickers are now tapping alternative sources in Africa and Central America.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 21, 2016 11:01

China: Growth in manufacturing mainly from state enterprises

Growth in manufacturing mainly from state enterprises The most recent data for China’s manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) is that for September.... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • October 21, 2016 09:01

Slight price increase for wood pellets in Germany

In October, the price of wood pellets in Germany reached an average of EUR 226.37/tonne. This represents a 0.9% increase as compared to September 2016 and a -3.2% decline over September 2015... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 21, 2016 08:40

Setra reports Q3 results

Swedish wood products company Setra reports an operating profit of SEK 86 million (Jan.-Sep 2015: 78) for the period January-September 2016. The profit includes non-recurring items in an amount of SEK 13 million (Jan.-Sep 2015: -21). Net sales reached SEK 3,043 million (Jan.-Sep 2015: 3,232)... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 21, 2016 07:21

Visitor online registration opens for DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2017

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR – the largest flooring tradeshow in Asia Pacific - has opened the visitor online registration portal for its 19th edition which will take place from March 21-23, 2017 in Shanghai, China... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • October 20, 2016 15:30

US housing starts drop 9% in September

New residential construction in the United States dropped in September to the lowest level in more than a year,... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • October 20, 2016 12:21

Tallest timber tower in the world could be built in Chicago

Chicago could be the city hosting the world’s tallest timber tower if a new conceptual design for an80-story wooden tower from architects Perkins + Will is approved... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 20, 2016 11:03

Moelven profits drop sharply in Q3/2016

Norwegian Moelven Group's operating result for the third quarter dropped by 17.4 per cent to NOK 66 million, compared to NOK 80 million for the corresponding period in 2015. CEO Morten Kristiansen of Moelven Industrier ASA says that the decline in operating result for the year's third quarter is primarily due to reduced earnings in the interiors and module operations... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 20, 2016 09:57

Kastamonu's Russian laminate flooring site made it to TOP-3 suppliers to the Russian domestic market

It's been two years since the launch of Kastamonu's woodworking site in Tatarstan, Russia. Over this period of time not only has the company managed to get a stable position on the Russian market, but has also made it to the TOP-3 laminate flooring suppliers to the Russian domestic market... [more...]

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2016 NHLA Washington Meeting Report

2016 NHLA Washington Meeting Report

Washington DC was an appropriate venue for the 2016 NHLA Annual Convention, given all the political uncertainties for the USA and the American hardwood industry in October ... [ more...]

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