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Wood Construction

Production in construction down by 0.4% in euro area

In December 2018 compared with November 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.9% in the EU28...... [more...]

John Deere reports significant increase in profits

Deere & Company reported net income of $ 498.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Results are impacted by higher material and logistics costs as well as customer uncertainty due to tariffs and trade restrictions... [more...]

Altendorf Group reorganises operations in North America

As part of its corporate strategy, the Altendorf Group is reorganising its business operations in North America. By opening its North American headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina, and setting up its own network of distributors, the Group itself will oversee the marketing and sales of ...... [more...]

Forestry

Decospan plans to double its production capacity

The Belgian manufacturer of veneered panels Decospan plans to double its production capacity at the Menen site...... [more...]

China: Gloomy Zhangjiagang timber market sales in 2018

The combined effect of strict environmental inspection, the trade friction between China and the United States and the volatility of RMB exchange rate coupled with declining domestic demand is having a big impact on the level of trade and prices at the Zhangjiagang timber market...... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 6, 2019

Sales of US framing lumber slowed as winter took a toll on consumption across the continent. Snow in the Northwest and rain in California cooled off trading in the West, while the Upper Midwest, Northeast, and much of Canada were in the deep freeze... [more...]

SCA inaugurated its Östrand pulp mill

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated SCA’s pulp mill Östrand in Timrå. The expansion of the mill is one of Sweden’s largest industrial investments ever...... [more...]

German furniture industry reports slight sales growth in 2018

After a difficult year in 2018, the German furniture industry can look back on a slightly positive sales trend...... [more...]

China: Depressed redwood sales in Shenzhen city

Located on Longhua district of Shenzhen city in Guangdong province the Guanlan Redwood Timber Market is one of the major redwood raw material distribution centres in the country... [more...]

Brazil: Refinements made to strengthen ‘Control of Origin’ system

The National System for the ‘Control of Origin of Forest Products’ (Sinaflor) has been strengthened with the addition of three new tools that will make it easier to check production chain information across the country... [more...]

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France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

In 2019, will the poplar follow the same trend that has prevailed over the past three years? The answer is undoubtedly positive if one examines the factors favorable to the wood species that has faced two difficult decades... [ more...]

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