• Forestry
  • February 24, 2017 12:02

Latvia: record high forest and woodworking industry products export value in 2016

In 2016, the total Latvian forest and woodworking industry products export value reached the record high 2.102 billion euros. That is 4.6% more that in the previous year... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 24, 2017 07:16

Austria: Pellets' price up 3.7% in February

Enplus A1 wood pellets' price in Austria got to an average of EUR 238.5 per tonne, or 4.87 Cent per kWh in February 2017.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 23, 2017 14:06

Hardwood exports from US to South-East Asia and China set new record

The period from January-November 2016 showed another record for US hardwood exports to SEA & Greater China, which increased by 18.1%, as compared to the same period of 2015. The uptick was mainly driven by Mainland China... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 22, 2017 12:35

Indian furniture market to exceed US$27 billion in five years

A press release from TechSci Research, a company specialising in research in high growth and emerging markets, points to a likely surge in Indian demand for furniture.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 21, 2017 14:20

US housing starts down 2.6% in January

Housing starts in US returned to trend, dropping 2.6 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2017 14:03

Brazilian forest plantation sector registers growth in exports

The Brazilian forest plantation sector registered a growth in export volumes in 2016 recording exports of 12.9 million tonnes of pulp (+ 12%), 2.1 million tonnes of paper and 1 million cu.m (+ 64%) of woodbased panels.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2017 13:22

The global forest industry in the fourth quarter of 2016

With a few exceptions, sawlog prices were lower throughout the world in the 4Q/16 than they were in the previous quarter. The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 1.2% to US$69.82/m3 in the 4Q/16... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 20, 2017 11:24

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 7, 2017

Sales of framing lumber slowed considerably from the previous week’s chaotic pace, as buyers stepped back to digest recent purchases and discern the market’s staying power. Many traders were wary that the most recent hikes in prices had too much air in them, and waited to see whether mills could sustain them... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 17, 2017 14:30

U.S. softwood lumber production gains 3.7% through November

U.S. sawmills produced 30.193 billion board feet (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months of 2016, an increase of 3.7% from 29.122 bbf a year earlier... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • February 17, 2017 12:19

Production in construction down by 0.2% in euro area

In December 2016 compared with November 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19), while it increased by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2016, production in construction grew by 0.9% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28... [more...]

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