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US housing starts rise by 9.2% in August

US housing starts increased by 9.2 percent to an annual rate of 1.282 million in August from the revised July estimate of 1.174 million... [more...]

Germany: Building permits up slightly in Jan.-July. 2018

From January to July 2018, the construction of a total of 203,300 apartments was approved in Germany. The permits were valid for construction of new buildings as well as for existing buildings... [more...]

Merger of Simonds International and US Blades

On 18 September Simonds International and US Blades announced the merger of the companies in a transaction that will create the leading producer and marketer of cutting tools and the leading cutting tool service company in the primary wood fiber industry. ...... [more...]

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

In July 2018 compared with June 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

La production dans le secteur de la construction en hausse de 0,3% dans la zone euro

En juillet 2018 par rapport à juin 2018, la production dans le secteur de la construction, corrigée des variations saisonnières, a augmenté de 0,3% dans la zone euro (ZE19) et de 0,4% dans l’UE28... [more...]

Transport restrictions for oak lumber in Croatia relaxed

The transport restrictions for oak wood in Croatia, which had the purpose of preventing the propagation of the oak beetle, were relaxed... [more...]

Brazil: Forest structure maintained through controlled harvesting

More than 32,000 trees have been logged in the past decade in concessions in the Amazon Jamari National Forest. The Jamari National Forest was the first in the country where logging was controlled through government approved management plans... [more...]

Essity to close its converting facility in Arizona

Essity is closing its converting facility in Bellemont, Arizona, United States. The closure will be completed in the second half of 2019 without any disruption to customers... [more...]

New Zealand and Australia report stable roundwood exports to China

As the New Zealand WoodWeek reports, the inventory of softwood roundwood in China is around 3.2 million m3, with news of a recent decline to 3.15 million m3... [more...]

Timber industry transformation plan for Sarawak

The Sarawak government’s Deputy Chief Minister, Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, has said the State government is committed to securing a sustainable timber industry because the sector contributes a lot to the state’s export revenue... [more...]

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China – US trade War: List of US wood products that will be tariffed starting Sept 24th

On September 24th China will implement its own tariffs on USD 60 billion of imports from the US. Read further to see the full list of wood products affected and tariff levels... [ more...]

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