• Interior
  • September 20, 2021 13:13

Metsä plans to invest EUR 200 million in a new LVL mill

Metsä Group is planning to construct a new LVL mill on its expanding mill area in Äänekoski, Finland...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 20, 2021 12:12

Japan: Wood products export for the first half of 2021

In wood products export during January and June 2021, logs are 813,000 cbms, 27.7% more than the same period of last year and lumber is 104,000 cbms, 40.2% more....... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 20, 2021 11:13

US hardwood flooring imports recede

Much like veneer imports, US import volumes of hardwood flooring also saw a hot streak come to an end in July. Imports fell 18% in July as imports from China and Brazil tailed off from yearly highs in June. Imports from China were down 40% in July and are now 19% year to date...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 17, 2021 13:33

Canada: Housing starts decline in August

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC) reported on Wednesday (9-15-21) that the annual pace of housing starts in Canada in August slowed when compared with July...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 17, 2021 11:37

Italy: growth in wood and furniture technology sector in H1/2021

The development of the pandemic has impacted all economic trends, including the machines, tools and equipment for woodworking and furniture production...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 17, 2021 10:20

US tropical hardwood imports soar in July

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood rose 57% in July, soaring to the highest volume of 2021. A surge in keruing imports for the month led to the rise as keruing accounted for more than 40% of the 12,207 cubic metres imported in July...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 14, 2021 12:05

Rise in EU27 imports of tropical flooring from Malaysia continues

EU27 imports of flooring from tropical countries were 11,300 tonnes in the first 6 months of 2021, 2% more than in 2020 but still 7% down compared to 2019. The rise in EU27 wood flooring imports from Malaysia, that began last year, has continued into 2021...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 14, 2021 10:05

Chinese furniture sector reports steady growth

China's furniture sector registered steady growth in the first seven months of the year...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 09, 2021 13:22

Finnish forest industry products exports up by 12% in H1/2021

In the first half year the exports value of forest industry products totalled in real terms EUR 6.27 billion and increased from same period previous year by 12% (deflated using wholesale price index). ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 09, 2021 13:07

Slow EU27 imports of tropical veneer and plywood

EU27 imports of tropical veneer declined 1% to 138,900 cu.m in the first six months of this year. After a rapid rise last year, veneer imports from Gabon declined 3% to 71,700 cu.m...... [more...]

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