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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 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, 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 25 – December 01, 2013: lumber trade hindered by protectionism; CLT may add value to the European market

5 December 2013 ` 03:40  
At the Timber Market conference, organised by the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, it was reported that global timber market growth is expected in 2014, but protectionism in some markets constitutes a problem, TTJ said. Swedish exports to North...

Astrakhan region and Iran reached a compromise on phytosanitary requirements for lumber

28 November 2013 ` 01:12  
Exports of lumber from Russia to Iran during 2013 have been decreasing steadily due to the phytosanitary requirements of the Iranian side, as said in the message of Astrakhan region government. According to the customs data available to...

Vienna commodity exchange, North America and Russia’s OSB imports: new prices in WhatWood Weekly

22 November 2013 ` 02:01  
In #95 WhatWood Weekly, the editorial staff has expanded once again the price section, having added softwood lumber prices on the Vienna commodity exchange, average export prices of Canadian and American lumber on the markets of East Asia...

Global Trends Review, November 11-17, 2013: Danish pellet imports to reach 3 million t by 2020; mixed fortunes for equipment producers in Q3

21 November 2013 ` 19:42  
The Danish government has issued a report on its domestic market for wood pellets with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. According to the report quoted by Fordaq, Denmark is the number one importer of...

Solombala LDK to resume lumber production in late November

15 November 2013 ` 01:30  
In late November, Solombala LDK plans to resume operations of the sawmill line, as said in the message of Arkhangelsk region administration. On 17 October, monitoring procedure was introduced at the mill. Currently the work of the sawmilling...

Lumber prices in China

14 November 2013 ` 17:07  
The value of imports of softwood lumber to China in January-September 2013 increased by 25.9% year-on-year to reach $2.64 billion. After the slowdown in 2012, the rise of the housing market in the country triggered a boom for...

High prices for Russian lumber may turn Japan to domestic or EU products

8 November 2013 ` 02:40  
In August, Japan imported 333,756 m3 of softwood lumber from Europe, up 42.2% from a year ago, according to figures published by the Japan Lumber Journal and quoted by Holzkurier. Major suppliers were Finland (115,825 m3), Austria (40,295...

Global Trends Review, October 28 – November 03, 2013: lumber market oversaturation in Japan to end in Q2 2014; companies publish Q3 results

7 November 2013 ` 03:14  
Scandinavian woodworking companies report improving market conditions, higher selling prices and lower raw material costs. Their North American colleagues also publish very positive results, despite lumber prices falling back from Q2, TTJ reported. Setra’s UK sawn timber sales...