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North American softwood timber prices continue to climb, demand tempers

7 September 2020 ` 18:00  
The latest U.S. and Canadian home building, sales, and prices data has shown remarkable — indeed record-breaking — activity, with absolutely no signs of slowing down. In fact, the business of real estate across North America can truthfully...

From April 2019 Valmet will own the North American GL & V

9 March 2019 ` 19:00  
To strengthen its business in North America, Valmet acquires GL & V, a global provider of technology and services for the pulp and paper industry. It is reported by the press service of Valmet. On 26 February 2019...

For the first time in its history, Russia began shipping OSB to North America

5 June 2017 ` 21:34  
OSB import to Russia in the 1st quarter of 2017 increased by 76% (YoY) to 68,000 m3. This is the highest level during the last 3 years: 1st quarter of 2014, Russia imported 102,000 m3. 90% of deliveries...

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, 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, April 21 – May 04, 2014: Nordic sawmillers report positive Q1 2014; importers of Asian plywood switch to break bulk shipments

10 May 2014 ` 13:13  
Scandinavian sawn timber producers report a good start of 2014 due to improved market demand and better prices on major markets, TTJ said. Moelven’s pre-tax profits in Q1 2014 were NOK 32.9 million (€4 million), compared to NOK...

Global Trends Review, August 12-18, 2013: Further wood processing companies increasingly competing with plastics and cheaper products

22 August 2013 ` 20:17  
Competition in the further processed products has been intense recently. European producers of laminated flooring (EPLF) association expressed concern about competition from Chinese manufacturers in Russia in a press statement issued after their June meeting, as ITTO reported....

Global Trends Review, May 06-12, 2013: OSB prices plateaued; China’s GDP slowed down

14 May 2013 ` 06:38  
The slight decline in North American OSB and softwood plywood prices seen in the first half of April has intensified in the past fortnight, EUWID Wood reported. The slump in OSB prices, in particular, is being attributed mainly...