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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...

Participants of “Foresight: Wooden house-building 2030 gains momentum” to discuss the industry in three sessions

10 May 2014 ` 13:18  
The participants of the project “Foresight: Wooden house-building 2030 gains momentum” will gather on 6, 15 and 28 May at three discussion sessions to talk about the frame technology in housing construction, architecture of wooden houses and usage...

Global Trends Review, March 24 – April 06, 2014: The year in Europe starts with growing construction; China bans logging in Heilongjiang

14 April 2014 ` 19:58  
In January 2014 compared with January 2013, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 8.8% in the euro area (EU18) and by 7.3% in the EU28, as Fordaq said quoting Eurostat. The highest increases in production...

Global Trends Review, February 10-23, 2014: EU timber consumption slowly rising; Japanese timber demand prospects are unclear

2 March 2014 ` 17:39  
Consumption of softwood lumber in Europe is slowly increasing from a very low level, according to Fordaq which quotes study by International Forest Industries (IFI) published at woodnet.se. The sharp decline by 32% in past years was mainly...

Global Trends Review, December 23, 2013 – January 12, 2014: Japanese housing performed well in 2013, but home producers might push importers off the market in mid-term

16 January 2014 ` 01:18  
After eleven months of 2013, housing starts in Japan were up 10% on last year’s figures, Holzkurier says. This makes 2013 the strongest construction year in Japan ever since 2008. As a preliminary total estimate, 960,000 housing units...

Global Trends Review, December 16-22, 2013: construction volume to drop by 3% in Europe this year, to grow 0.9% in 2014

27 December 2013 ` 14:01  
Euroconstruct forecasts a decline of 3% by comparison to the preceding year in European construction output to €1.3 billion, reports EUWID Wood. This estimation made at the end of November reflects a slight adjustment downwards from the estimation...

Global Trends Review, December 02-08, 2013: reports of UNECE, EU Flooring Association and German Pellet Institute published

13 December 2013 ` 03:53  
The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) announced that the residential construction volume in Europe is expected to fall this year before a slight increase in 2014, TTJ reported. “While a short- or mid-term recovery is unlikely in...

Global Trends Review, November 18-24, 2013: still rising EU wood costs; commercial construction to drive industry in UK & Germany

27 November 2013 ` 23:03  
Softwood log prices in the eastern departments of France have been growing steadily for several months, Fordaq reported. At an auction, a 5% increase for pine and spruce was registered in November compared to September. Presently, pine logs...