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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 09-15, 2013: China creates national timber trading online system

20 December 2013 ` 12:03  
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced the establishment of a Timber and Wood Products Spot Trading Platform, ITTO reported. This trading platform will be open nationally and will provide a comprehensive timber industry service...

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...

Global Trends Review, November 04-10, 2013: panel capacities return to market; crossfire of duties between US & China

15 November 2013 ` 01:19  
Pollmeier is expected to start up its new beech LVL factory in Germany in February 2014. The launch of sales is scheduled for March, says Holzkurier journal quoting company CEO Ralf Pollmeier. Major equipment is already installed. The...

Global Trends Review, October 21-27, 2013: Softwood lumber industry forecast to rise in 2014, Russian lumber deliveries to UK to fall 10% this year

28 October 2013 ` 20:32  
At the International Softwood Conference held from 14 to 18 October in Edinburgh, Scotland, the European Forest Institute (EFI) presented a forecast, according to which in 2014 softwood lumber output will rise by 2.9% to 109.13 million m3...

Global Trends Review, October 14-20, 2013: European glulam consumption fell; Malaysia to emerge as major pellet exporter

28 October 2013 ` 10:18  
Data from the UNECE Timber Committee indicates that European glulam consumption fell 2.6% to 2.83 million m3 in 2012, ITTO reported. Germany and Austria have traditionally been the largest markets for glulam, while Italy and France showed rapid...

It’s “only” wood – the underestimated explosion hazards in wood handling facilities

16 October 2013 ` 04:14  
What makes wood material and wood handling processes so special in terms of explosion hazards? This question can be answered quite simply, considering requirements of dust explosion phenomenon: combustible dust, air/oxygen and effective ignitions sources. Nearly all wood...

Global Trends Review, September 23-29, 2013: Asian countries continue to drive demand for European softwood lumber; EU parquet demand declining

30 September 2013 ` 18:38  
Glue-laminated timber was not able to achieve satisfactory profit margin in Central Europe this year, and finally in September, price mark-ups for glulam were made in Italy and Germany, though they did not reach the goal totally, Holzkurier...

Global Trends Review, September 16-22, 2013: trend to local sales in woodworking; pulp & paper equipment makers cut jobs

25 September 2013 ` 05:25  
In 2013, the output of the eight largest European softwood lumber producers is expected to increase by about 1.8 million to 100 million m3, as reported by Holzkurier journal quoting the Association of the Austrian Wood Industry. Production...

Global Trends Review, August 19 – September 01, 2013: European pellet prices growing, wood trade in Egypt not impacted by tensions

2 September 2013 ` 03:55  
Pellet output in Germany in the first half-year amounted to 1.073 million tonnes (+2.7% year-on-year), Holzkurier said quoting German energy wood and pellet association (DEPV). Sawmill residues were the main raw material source for the pellets production (86%),...

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, August 05-11, 2013: Overcapacity hinders wood-based panel industry in Europe

13 August 2013 ` 16:26  
Austrian company Egger has published its outlook on the industry quoted by Holzkurier. According to Dr. Thomas Leissing, Head of Finance, Administration and Logistics, there is worldwide growth except for Europe. However, in Northern Europe and Germany, a...