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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...

Largest producers of sawn timber in Russia in 2012-2013, thousand m3

26 July 2014 ` 14:28  
In the following table, the largest producers of sawn timber in Russia in 2012-2013 are shown, in thousand m3. Source: RosStat, company data, WhatWood estimations. More on the topic in the Russian Forest Industry Annual Review. Company Region...

Chinese timber industry: Wood Guangzhou conference materials

23 July 2014 ` 21:03  
WhatWood analytic agency published materials of the conference held on 12 May in the framework of Wood Guangzhou exhibition in China. Among the speakers were Chinese businessmen and officials, as well as Norvik Timber CEO Sampsa Auvinen and...

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, June 16-29, 2014: New acquisitions and projects in the North American pellet industry; China blocks container shipping alliance

7 July 2014 ` 14:39  
RWE Innogy is selling the largest operating US pellet factory, Georgia Biomass in Texas, as Holzkurier reported. The company is going to dispose of biomass assets as non-core business. The mill was launched in May 2011 and has...

Global Trends Review, June 02-15, 2014: large M&A deals in the Baltics; EU parquet trends in Q1

20 June 2014 ` 11:07  
On 10 June 2014, Metsä Group agreed to sell its Estonian subsidiary Metsä Wood Eesti AS to the local company Combimill OÜ. Simultaneously with the transaction, the parties have agreed on commercial cooperation in raw material procurement as...

WhatWood: overstocking led to reduction of prices for Russian timber in Egypt

18 June 2014 ` 13:49  
Overstocking of the port of Alexandria with large volumes of sawn timber in June led to price cuts in the Egyptian market, as the representatives of large exporting sawmills in the European part of Russia told WhatWood. After...

Global Trends Review, May 19 – June 01, 2014: China’s domestic timber output share remained at 51%; European Q1 timber trade statistics

10 June 2014 ` 01:16  
China’s domestic timber production rose 2% to 83.67 million m3 in 2013, ITTO reported. Timber imports (logs and sawnwood) rose 18% to 79.16 million m3 log equivalent, and the value of China’s timber imports grew 26% to $16.1...

WhatWood: In Q1 2014, average export price for Russian sawn timber rose 0.2%

24 May 2014 ` 19:28  
The average price of sawn timber exported from Russia following the results of the first quarter of 2014 amounted to $176.3, which is 0.2% higher than a year ago. Compared to Q4 2013, prices increased by 1%. However,...

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...

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...

Timber exports from Russia to China through Suifenhe sharply increased in Q1

25 April 2014 ` 14:02  
In January-March 2014, a sharp increase was registered in the imports of wood from Russia through the border town of Suifenhe (Heilongjiang province), as Xinhua agency reported. Deliveries of roundwood increased by 38% year-on-year up to 990 thousand...