Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • January 19, 2017 11:01

Production in construction up by 0.4% in both euro area and EU28

In November 2016 compared with October 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 18, 2017 14:11

Price of wood pellets in Germany up in January

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased in January 2017 due to the wintry weather. At the beginning of the year... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 18, 2017 12:38

Brazil: Furniture exports on a downward trend

The negative performance of the furniture industry in 2016 presented by the Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (MOVERGS) was the result of weakness in the domestic as well as international markets... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 17, 2017 16:02

European laminate flooring market shows positive trend for 2016; sales up by 5.6%

In 2016, producers belonging to the EPLF reported worldwide sales of 476 million m2 of laminate flooring manufactured in Europe (2015: 452 million m2). This equates to an increase of 5.6% when compared to the same period in the previous year. The EPLF’s “home market” of Western Europe remained broadly stable during 2016. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 16, 2017 15:40

Canadian lumber production stable in October

Lumber production in Canada was stable in October compared with September. Sawmills produced 5,920.5 thousand cubic metres of lumber, up 4.2% compared with October 2015... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 16, 2017 11:21

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 2, 2017

Wintry weather took a toll on sales of framing lumber, while also generating production and transportation problems. An overall dull sales pace resulted in more and wider cracks in prices, although producers usually did not aggressively seek orders with hefty discounts.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 13, 2017 12:27

European sawlog prices dropping sharply in Q3/2016

Over the past two years, sawlog prices have fallen more in Europe than in any other region of the world. In the 3Q/16, the European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI-€) was down a modest 0.5% from the previous quarter to €83.40/m3. The Index has trended downward for the past few years and in 2016 has been at its lowest level since 2010... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 12, 2017 12:45

Forecasts for European construction negative

Outlook both in the EU and wider global economy and political events including the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and upcoming elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands. These issues were highlighted at the 82nd Euroconstruct conference hosted by ITeC (Institut de Tecnologia de la Construcció de Catalunya), in Barcelona during November... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 12, 2017 09:33

Canadian housing starts trend declined in December

The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 198,053 units in December compared to 200,105 in November, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 12, 2017 08:57

Innovations4Flooring and Classen sign strategic partnership agreement

Innovations4Flooring NV (I4F) and Classen Intellectual Property GmbH (Classen IP) have signed a new partnership designed to accelerate innovation in flooring technology... [more...]

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