Wood Construction

  • Corona Virus
  • May 29, 2020 13:15

Strong demand for planed goods in Central Europe

The Association of the European Planing Industry (VEH) noted an increased demand for planed wood for indoor and outdoor use in March and April. Production was well utilized across Central Europe...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 27, 2020 13:41

Order intake in the German construction industry down 10% in March

According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), real (price-adjusted) incoming orders in the construction industry in March 2020 were 10.5% lower than in February 2020...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 27, 2020 10:23

Södra ends furlough scheme at Hamina

Södra has now ended the furlough scheme which was introduced at the sawmill in Hamina, Finland, in April due to reduced demand from the UK, in particular, related to the ongoing pandemic...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 26, 2020 10:41

Germany watched closely as lockdown measures are withdrawn

Germany is being watched worldwide as the most successful large European country in halting the spread of the virus, thanks to a massive testing programme. Three weeks after the decision of the federal and state governments to gradually withdraw the coronavirus restrictions imposed in March, the end of the lockdown in Germany was largely completed in the first week of May...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 25, 2020 14:54

COVID-19 concerns weaken US multifamily builder and developer confidence

Confidence in the U.S., market for new multifamily housing weakened significantly in the first quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)..... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 25, 2020 13:08

Some continuing timber demand from UK construction sector

In the UK, according to the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), some importers, distributors and merchants have suspended business while others are operating at much reduced levels. Some demand continues from the UK building sector...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 21, 2020 12:02

Record fall in US housing starts in April

US housing starts in April plunged by the most on record going back to 1959 ...... [more...]

  • 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...]

  • 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...]

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