• Market Prices
  • February 27, 2017 13:04

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 8, 2017

Sales of framing lumber were focused heavily on the secondary market, where wholesalers and distributors digested recent purchases and higher prices. Upward price momentum at the mills largely stalled. However, some prices carried higher on solid mill order files and momentum from the recent run.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 27, 2017 12:20

Finland: roundwood prices grew slightly in 2016

In 2016, the average price paid for pine logs procured from the Finnish non-industrial private forests in standing sales was EUR 53.3/m3, and for spruce logs it was EUR 55.3 per m3... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 27, 2017 09:28

The German construction sector on an upward trend

The German construction sector achieved its highest revenues since 2000 last year and new orders were at their strongest level since 1996... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 24, 2017 12:02

Latvia: record high forest and woodworking industry products export value in 2016

In 2016, the total Latvian forest and woodworking industry products export value reached the record high 2.102 billion euros. That is 4.6% more that in the previous year... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 24, 2017 07:16

Austria: Pellets' price up 3.7% in February

Enplus A1 wood pellets' price in Austria got to an average of EUR 238.5 per tonne, or 4.87 Cent per kWh in February 2017.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 23, 2017 14:06

Hardwood exports from US to South-East Asia and China set new record

The period from January-November 2016 showed another record for US hardwood exports to SEA & Greater China, which increased by 18.1%, as compared to the same period of 2015. The uptick was mainly driven by Mainland China... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 22, 2017 12:35

Indian furniture market to exceed US$27 billion in five years

A press release from TechSci Research, a company specialising in research in high growth and emerging markets, points to a likely surge in Indian demand for furniture.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 21, 2017 14:20

US housing starts down 2.6% in January

Housing starts in US returned to trend, dropping 2.6 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2017 14:03

Brazilian forest plantation sector registers growth in exports

The Brazilian forest plantation sector registered a growth in export volumes in 2016 recording exports of 12.9 million tonnes of pulp (+ 12%), 2.1 million tonnes of paper and 1 million cu.m (+ 64%) of woodbased panels.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 20, 2017 13:22

The global forest industry in the fourth quarter of 2016

With a few exceptions, sawlog prices were lower throughout the world in the 4Q/16 than they were in the previous quarter. The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 1.2% to US$69.82/m3 in the 4Q/16... [more...]

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