Wood Construction

  • Sawmilling
  • February 26, 2021 12:54

Germany: Study on the market potential of hardwood products published

A study has identified the potential of hardwood as a substitute for softwood. The results are available in a brochure from the German Agency for Renewable Raw Materials (FNR). There is considerable potential for hardwood to be used in industrial wood, but it is not yet an option as a substitute for coniferous wood in construction...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 25, 2021 13:30

Holmen's net sales down 3.7% in 2020

Holmen's FY 2020 net sales decreased to SEK 16,327 million ($1.9 billion), compared to SEK 16,959 million ($2 billion) in 2019...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 25, 2021 11:40

New home sales in U.S. hit three-month high

Sales of new U.S. homes rose in January by more than forecast to a three-month high as buyers took advantage of attractive mortgage rates that are now starting to increase...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 25, 2021 10:32

U.S. lumber prices up 180% since last spring

U.S. lumber prices have skyrocketed more than 180% since last spring, and this price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $24,386 since April 17, 2020...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 23, 2021 10:44

US hardwood plywood imports rose in 2020

Despite an 18% drop in December, US imports of hardwood plywood ended 2020 up 6% in volume over the previous year. Imports from China were down 35% in 2020...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 19, 2021 15:07

U.S. housing starts fall in January

After reporting a sharp increase in new residential construction in the U.S. in the previous month, the US Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing housing starts pulled back by much more than expected in the month of January...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 18, 2021 10:55

Record-high lumber prices in US are hammering housing affordability, says NAHB

Housing affordability has been a critical issue across the USA for years, as factors such as a shortage of lots and labor have led to a limited supply. As lumber prices once again approach all-time highs amid a supply shortage...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 16, 2021 13:33

Europe's wood industry is launching its own BIM platform

The European wood industry is starting a digitization offensive. The “TIMBIM” initiative of the industry representative CEI-Bois has launched a pilot project for a joint platform ...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 16, 2021 10:25

Canada housing starts climbed 23.1% in January

Canadian housing starts surged in January, marking the biggest month-over-month increase since the onset of the pandemic...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 10, 2021 10:19

Andritz supplies wood chip washing and pressure defibration to China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guangxi Chongzuo Lelin Forestry Development Co. Ltd. to supply a chip washing system and pressurized refining system for its production line near Chongzuo in Guangxi province...... [more...]

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