• Corona Virus
  • May 18, 2020 13:55

Pandemic impacts the German construction industry

The German construction industry is adjusting its sales forecast for 2020 downwards. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a significant decline in sales can be expected...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 18, 2020 11:31

Eurozone construction activity falls to all-time low

The IHS Markit Eurozone Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 15.1 in April, a new record low which followed a substantial drop in March, when the figure had fallen to 33.5...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 14, 2020 14:42

Norbord reports Q1/2020 results

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $75 million for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $27 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and $42 million in the first quarter of 2019...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • May 14, 2020 08:10

China: Housing sales in the first quarter down 8%

In a press release the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reports that in the first quarter 2020 investment in real estate dropped almost 8% year on year..... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 13, 2020 07:24

Growth in European construction expected to drop to -1.4% this year

Growth in European construction is forecast to drop to - 1.4% in 2020...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 12, 2020 08:27

India: Changes in the housing market will have a major impact on wood product manufacturers

With economic activity at a standstill as a result of the 40- day lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced measures to boost liquidity ... [more...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • May 11, 2020 10:11

French oak market marked by uncertainty

After 4 weeks of interruption, sales resumed in April in France's public forests. Because of the lockdown measures, they all took place online....... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 07, 2020 14:22

Chinese tropical log imports down 26% in Jan.-Feb. 2020

Tropical log imports in the first two months of 2020 amounted 1.30 million cubic metres, down 26% year on year and accounted for 17% of the national total...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 07, 2020 08:09

US home construction sharply down in March

US residential building activity collapsed in March as the coronavirus spread, with housing starts tumbling 22% from a month earlier...... [more...]

  • Machinery News
  • May 06, 2020 16:05

Italian woodworking machinery production down almost 10% in 2019

In 2019, Italian industry of woodworking machinery and tools slid 9.9 per cent to value of Euro 2,266 million, reported Acimall, the Confindustria member association that represents industry companies from Italy... [more...]

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