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Global timber market review #4-2015

11 March 2015 ` 13:49  
– Germany’s woodworking machinery industry is expecting solid sales growth in 2015, but downturn is expected in Russia. – Raute’s net sales amounted to €94.0 million in 2014, up 13%. – John Deere’s global forestry sales in 2015...

Global timber market review #3-2015

26 February 2015 ` 12:42  
– On the background of oil prices being misbalanced, Canadian forestry is flourishing. – In 2014, British Columbia’s softwood lumber exports to China have fallen for the first time in nearly a decade. – The forest business in...

Global timber market review #2-2015

10 February 2015 ` 13:57  
Improved lumber orders from Chinese buyers allowed Canada’s Western Forest Products to reopen its sawmill in January. China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal and Australia face allegations over cheap uncoated paper imports to the US, EUWID Paper reported. In 2014,...

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 20 – November 02, 2014: global lumber outlook by the International Softwood Conference speakers

10 November 2014 ` 21:20  
The sawmill industry feels very different by the two sides of the Atlantic: while North American producers report a good year, European sawmillers are preparing for possible prolonged Holiday season stoppages and maintenance works due to overproduction and...

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 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...

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 07-20, 2014: raw wood concerns around the world; lumber production in Finland predicted to grow 2% in 2014

24 April 2014 ` 21:01  
According to the latest Eurostat figures quoted by Fordaq, in 2013 not only the sawmills from Europe made their presence obvious on the Chinese market, but also EU’s softwood log exporters more than tripled their deliveries compared to...

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, 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, 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%),...