• Market Prices
  • January 23, 2017 10:16

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 3, 2017

Winter weather took much of the blame for a disappointing start to the year for many framing lumber traders. While frigid temperatures gave way to a warming trend across much of the continent, heavy rain kept a lid on activity in California and parts of the South. Other issues and distractions played a role, including uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-Canada trade dispute and a new administration in Washington.... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • January 23, 2017 09:15

Is 2017 a year for change?

Fordaq have partnered with Ascarii to offer 10% off Exact software, a real alternative to the usual accounting solutions.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 20, 2017 10:29

Hemlock-Bamboo CLT - new trend in building materials

It is expected that a bamboo/wood composite, hemlockBamboo CLT plywood will see increased market opportunities in the Chinese construction sector where Canadian western hemlock is currently popular... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 20, 2017 09:20

Strong dollar boosts earnings in furniture sector

Malaysian furniture exporters have seen revenues and profit rise over the past few months despite the ongoing labour shortage due to restrictions on the hiring of foreign workers... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • January 19, 2017 11:01

Production in construction up by 0.4% in both euro area and EU28

In November 2016 compared with October 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 18, 2017 14:11

Price of wood pellets in Germany up in January

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased in January 2017 due to the wintry weather. At the beginning of the year... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 18, 2017 12:38

Brazil: Furniture exports on a downward trend

The negative performance of the furniture industry in 2016 presented by the Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (MOVERGS) was the result of weakness in the domestic as well as international markets... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 17, 2017 16:02

European laminate flooring market shows positive trend for 2016; sales up by 5.6%

In 2016, producers belonging to the EPLF reported worldwide sales of 476 million m2 of laminate flooring manufactured in Europe (2015: 452 million m2). This equates to an increase of 5.6% when compared to the same period in the previous year. The EPLF’s “home market” of Western Europe remained broadly stable during 2016. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 16, 2017 15:40

Canadian lumber production stable in October

Lumber production in Canada was stable in October compared with September. Sawmills produced 5,920.5 thousand cubic metres of lumber, up 4.2% compared with October 2015... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 16, 2017 11:21

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 2, 2017

Wintry weather took a toll on sales of framing lumber, while also generating production and transportation problems. An overall dull sales pace resulted in more and wider cracks in prices, although producers usually did not aggressively seek orders with hefty discounts.... [more...]

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