• Panels
  • September 26, 2022 09:43

US hardwood plywood imports down again

US imports of hardwood plywood fell for a fourth straight month, declining by 8% in July. The 271,697 cubic metres imported was the lowest volume month since April 2021 and was 10.5% less than the previous July.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 26, 2022 09:28

Brazil: Increase in timber exports

Wood product exports from Pará State in the Amazon Region grew more than 100% in value between January and July this year compared to the same period in 2021. In total, international sales traded more than 170,000 tonnes of wood products generating about US$250 million in value. ... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 23, 2022 08:46

German furniture industry has to show flexibility

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Germany's furniture manufacturers have faced extremely volatile market developments.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 22, 2022 11:50

Vietnam: Wood and wood product trade highlights

According to Vietnam’s General Department of Customs W&WP exports in August 2022 are estimated at US$1.35 billion, up 65% compared to August 2021.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 22, 2022 11:47

Central/West Africa: Demand in China slows

The economic slowdown in China is impacting trade and producers report a noticeable drop in orders for okoume and some redwoods.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 21, 2022 16:31

Production in construction up by 0.4% in euro area

Production in construction up by 0.4% in euro area and by 0.8% in EU Up by 2.9% and 3.8% compared with May 2021 In May 2022 compared with April 2022... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • September 21, 2022 12:28

North American lumber prices drop

It is normal for this time of year for North America construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices to be falling, as the bulk of main home building activity is finished for the season. ... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 20, 2022 09:39

US hardwood flooring imports improve

US imports of hardwood flooring rose 6% by volume in July, not quite returning to their May peak, but still a hearty 22% higher than the previous July. Imports from Brazil fueled the gain, rising 29% in July. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 20, 2022 08:10

Vietnamese timber exporters struggle to find new markets

Contrary to full orders at the beginning of the year, Vietnamese wood and wooden furniture enterprises are currently facing many difficulties due to the cancellation of orders by customers because of inflation in countries such as the US and the EU and the sharp increase in input material costs.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 19, 2022 12:18

Sharply declining prospects for European wood joinery sector in the third quarter

Joinery sector activity in the EU27 was still quite high in the first half of 2022; the Eurostat manufacturing index for joinery (excluding flooring) indicated activity during this period at around 15% above the level prevailing in 2019 before the onset of the COVID pandemic. However, prospects for the rest of this year have declined sharply in the third quarter.... [more...]

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