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Global timber market review #21-2016

31 December 2016 ` 15:48  
- In the first three quarters of 2016, log imports through Taicang Port, China, totalled 6.51 million m3 valued at $920 million, ITTO reported. Of the total, the value of log imports from Russia through Taicang Port soared...

Global timber market review #19-2016

28 October 2016 ` 00:28  
- In July 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3.1% in the Euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In...

Global timber market review #19-2015

22 October 2015 ` 17:48  
- A Chinese company plans to invest $250 million to build a massive wood-processing plant in New Zealand. Fenglin Wood Industry Group, based in Nanning, has already been carrying out a feasibility study on building and operating a...

Global timber market review #5-2015

27 March 2015 ` 10:22  
– Lumber prices declined for much of the fall of 2014 in both Sweden and Finland, because the export market weakened in the second half of the year, WRQ reports – According to ITTO, January housing starts in...

Global timber market review #3-2015

26 February 2015 ` 12:42  
- On the background of oil prices being misbalanced, Canadian forestry is flourishing. - In 2014, British Columbia’s softwood lumber exports to China have fallen for the first time in nearly a decade. - The forest business in...

Global timber market review #1-2015

28 January 2015 ` 15:44  
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Global Trends Review, December 01-14, 2014: Global pattern of softwood lumber demand in 2014

23 December 2014 ` 16:59  
Demand for softwood lumber has been steadily increasing on a worldwide basis since the great recession. As a result, lumber shipments in 2014 are the highest since 2007 by far, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Lumber prices...

Global Trends Review, November 17-30, 2014: North America waits for housing recovery; EU architects presented construction outlook

8 December 2014 ` 19:50  
A slower than forecast recovery in the North American housing sector continued to dampen earnings among some of the continent’s largest timber producers, TTJ reported. Weyerhaeuser’s wood products division expected earnings to fall towards the end of the...

Global Trends Review, October 06-19, 2014: first CLT production opens in Finland; overall European glulam output falling

28 October 2014 ` 05:36  
The first production of cross-laminated timber (CLT) opened in Finland, launched by Crosslam company, PuuInfo reported. According to Managing Director Juha Virta, this material is beginning to be well-known in apartment building construction. The aim for Crosslam’s production...

Global Trends Review, August 11-24, 2014: European construction is forecast to grow marginally by 2016; Chinese construction market risks are overblown

1 September 2014 ` 19:39  
Until 2016, growth in construction in Europe is mainly expected for the North and Baltic Sea region. Meanwhile, the unprecedented housing crisis in Southern Europe has at least hit the bottom. This is the forecast published during the...

Global Trends Review, June 30 – July 13, 2014: US may soon utilize European CLT widely; PPI companies dispose of paper assets

15 July 2014 ` 17:33  
There is hype around European-made cross-laminated timber in the United States, as Holzkurier journal wrote in an editorial article. Many agendas and initiatives have been set towards CLT in recent years. The White House officially supported “innovative timber...

Global Trends Review, May 05-18, 2014: housing market forecasts in EU; new biofuel investments in Canada, Japan and Europe

24 May 2014 ` 19:10  
The building permits development in 2013 remained negative and is expected to decline in 2014 in France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands, though the latter three showed some positive developments, says Fordaq quoting the latest Arch-Vision report on...