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Louisiana-Pacific to temporarily shut down Wilmington mill due to Hurricane Florence

Louisiana-Pacific announced that due to Hurricane Florence, its Wilmington, N.C. engineered wood operations have been temporarily shut down... [more...]

Neuhofer Holz builds a new warehouse in Zell am Moos

The Austrian wood processing company Neuhofer Holz has invested in a new warehouse in Zell am Moos. The 2,500 m2 hall was built in August... [more...]

The bark beetle infestation spreading across European forests

A bark beetle infestation is currently ravaging forests in Central and some Northern European countries. Reports from Germany, The Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden show that the volumes infested are in some countries or regions twice or even three times higher than some previous estimates for this year... [more...]

China - US trade War: List of Chinese wood products that will be tariffed starting Sept 24th

Check in this article the full list of wood products that will be affected by US tariffs starting on Sept 24th... [more...]

US housing starts rise by 9.2% in August

US housing starts increased by 9.2 percent to an annual rate of 1.282 million in August from the revised July estimate of 1.174 million... [more...]

Germany: Building permits up slightly in Jan.-July. 2018

From January to July 2018, the construction of a total of 203,300 apartments was approved in Germany. The permits were valid for construction of new buildings as well as for existing buildings... [more...]

Merger of Simonds International and US Blades

On 18 September Simonds International and US Blades announced the merger of the companies in a transaction that will create the leading producer and marketer of cutting tools and the leading cutting tool service company in the primary wood fiber industry. ...... [more...]

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

In July 2018 compared with June 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

Transport restrictions for oak lumber in Croatia relaxed

The transport restrictions for oak wood in Croatia, which had the purpose of preventing the propagation of the oak beetle, were relaxed... [more...]

Brazil: Forest structure maintained through controlled harvesting

More than 32,000 trees have been logged in the past decade in concessions in the Amazon Jamari National Forest. The Jamari National Forest was the first in the country where logging was controlled through government approved management plans... [more...]

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China – US trade War: List of US wood products that will be tariffed starting Sept 24th

On September 24th China will implement its own tariffs on USD 60 billion of imports from the US. Read further to see the full list of wood products affected and tariff levels... [ more...]

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