• Market Prices
  • October 24, 2016 14:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 41, 2016

Many framing lumber prices eroded in sluggish trading. Producers lowered quotes on #2&Btr offerings and opened to counters to generate orders. Some stayed out of the fray on the strength of order files extending through October. By many accounts, October was turning out to be a disappointment after September failed to meet expectations.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 24, 2016 10:35

Investments in the Finnish forest industry boost the use of roundwood

Increasing timber consumption by the Finnish forest industry will rely on domestic timber even more than before. Commercial roundwood removals will reach new record levels. Roundwood trade has picked up notably, especially due to high demand for spruce. Growth was evident already in the beginning of this year and the trade will keep growing next year. Roundwood prices are expected to remain steady... [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...]

  • 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...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 19, 2016 15:40

Russia: sawn timber production up along with the prices for certain wooden goods

In January-September 2016, the Russian sawn timber production grew over the respective period of the last year... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • October 19, 2016 11:06

Production in construction down by 0.9% in euro area

In August 2016 compared with July 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.3% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2016, production in construction grew by 1.5% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 19, 2016 09:44

Russia: plywood, particle board and fiber board production takes an upward turn

In 2016, Russian wood-based boards production seems to have taken an upward turn. In January-September 2016, Russian enterprises increased production of plywood, particle boards and fiberboards... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 19, 2016 09:24

North American softwood lumber production higher this year

U.S. sawmills produced 19.229 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2016, an increase of 3.2% from 18.628 bbf in the same period of 2015... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 17, 2016 13:04

Sweden: Forecast of gross felling 2016

Gross felling in Sweden is estimated to be at the level as 2015 according to a forecast by the Swedish Forest Agency. Gross felling in the year 2016 is estimated to 92.4 million cubic metre standing volume (stem volume over bark from stump to tip)... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 17, 2016 12:27

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 40, 2016

Framing lumber sales thus far in October failed to meet expectations, leaving price trends and traders’ outlooks on the market muddled. The standstill period under the expired Softwood Lumber Agreement came to an end at midweek. With no immediate filing of a petition by U.S. interests to open a new trade case against Canada, there was little drama, but continued uncertainty looking forward.... [more...]

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