• Corona Virus
  • October 26, 2020 10:03

Södra delivers stable result in current market condition

The current market conditions had a significant impact on Södra’s operating profit in the third quarter. Despite higher year-on-year delivery volumes for Södra’s core products, the price formation for market pulp was weaker...... [more...]

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  • Corona Virus
  • October 26, 2020 08:29

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2020: End of Show Report

DOMOTEX asia/ CHINAFLOOR restarted the business as the first exhibition of the flooring and floor technology industry worldwide after the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and concluded 2nd of September at the New Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai..... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • October 23, 2020 10:21

UK tropical sawn hardwood imports rising from Latin America

The UK is now a relatively minor market for tropical sawn hardwood, importing less than 100,000 cu.m in each of the last two years, making it only the fifth largest European importer for this commodity (after Belgium, Netherlands, France and Italy)...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • October 23, 2020 09:30

Setra reports Q3/2020 results

Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK 56 million (95) for the first nine months of 2020. Net sales totalled SEK 3,043 million (3,262). There was an operating loss for the third quarter of SEK -3 million (-22), with net sales of SEK 840 million (879)... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • October 22, 2020 12:12

US housing starts rebound in September

U.S. housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million in September, up 1.9 percent from August’s activity...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • October 22, 2020 09:48

Production in construction up by 2.6% in euro area and by 2.4% in EU

In August 2020, the seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 2.6% in the euro area and by 2.4% in the EU, compared with July 2020...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • October 22, 2020 09:35

China’s wood-based panel industry under pressure

The China Green Times has reported on the 19th national wood-based panel industry conference held recently. The conference focus was on how to realise stable and healthy development of wood-based panel industry in the context of national economic policies...... [more...]

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  • Corona Virus
  • October 21, 2020 12:07

Softwood lumber prices correct down in North America

The Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend brought a not-surprising further drop in prices of most benchmark construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities, as the days got increasingly shorter and the weather turned ever more winter-like. Demand across North America was almost entirely for small fill-in orders, while sawmills were preoccupied with locating shipments long-ago sent to customers but still not arrived...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • October 21, 2020 10:46

Brazilian furniture export overview

Exports by the Brazilian furniture sector earned US$361.6 million in the first eight months of this year according to the Brazilian Association of Furniture Industries (Abimóvel). This represents a decline of 12% year on year...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • October 21, 2020 09:38

US tropical sawnwood imports rise for third straight month

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood by volume gained 18% in August to notch a rise of more than 10% for the third straight month. At 14,861 cubic metres, the volume of tropical hardwood imported was down less than 7% from August 2020...... [more...]

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