• Forestry
  • December 09, 2016 11:07

Russia: roundwood and lumber exports up in January-October 2016

In Janurary-October 2016, the total volume of the Russian roundwood and lumber exports grew year-on-year both in volume and in value terms... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • December 09, 2016 09:31

Canadian housing starts trend held steady in November

The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 199,135 units in November compared to 199,641 in October, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 08, 2016 15:04

Global wood based panel market forecast to exceed $35 billion by 2023

Valued over $16 billion in 2015, the global wood based panel market size is anticipated to grow at CAGR of over 13% and exceed $35 billion by 2023... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • December 07, 2016 11:28

No signs of cooling for the Chinese housing market

The Chinese housing market shows little sign of cooling. Data from lenders is showing medium and long-term household loans, which are mostly mortgages, made up 75% of new loans issued in October, up from the 47% in September... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • December 06, 2016 15:08

France: coniferous timber and lumber market in a crisis

The results of 2016 are not likely to be satisfactory for softwood processors. At the latest wood auctions in November and December, most sawmill owners reported mixed results of their activities over the last twelve months... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 06, 2016 08:51

Rise in Brazilian wood products exports

In October 2016 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 5.9% in value compared to October 2015, from US$210.0 million to US$222.4 million... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • December 05, 2016 14:28

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 46, 2016

Momentum built on last week’s late surge of orders in framing lumber carried over to Monday and Tuesday. While sales eased from a faster pace from there on, trading remained steady and carried mill order files well into December. The trade case filed by U.S. producers seeking action against imports of Canadian lumber raised the prospect of duties and tightening availability moving forward. Still, some traders were surprised by the market’s energy and strength in prices... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • December 05, 2016 10:28

Japan housing starts grew by 13.7% in October

Japan's housing starts in October increased 13.7 percent from a year before to 87,707 units, up for the fourth consecutive month... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 29, 2016 09:23

RusForest AB released its third quarter report 2016

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, released its third quarter report 2016... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 28, 2016 12:02

US expands hardwood exports to China

2016 continues as a record year for US hardwood exports to China. In the first 8 months hardwood exports from the US increased 19% to USS1.082 billion... [more...]

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