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US housing starts continue to drop in August

In August, U.S. housing starts rebounded but housing permits declined for the second straight month. The August drop in building permits indicates that the housing market is continues to cool as rising construction costs,... [more...]

Canfor to reduce production in BC

Canfor Corporation has announced a temporary reduction in production in British Columbia due to difficult market conditions. ... [more...]

Andritz autonomous logyard cranes in operation at Metsä Fibre

Andritz has delivered two autonomous log yard cranes to Metsä Fiber's Finnish bioproduct mill in Kemi. These have a capacity of 2 x 25 tons each on a crane track with a length of 540 m and a storage capacity of around 120,000 m3.... [more...]

Setra to invest in pellet production in Långshyttan, Sweden

Setra has decided to invest in its own pellet production at the factory in Långshyttan, Sweden. It is a strategic investment to increase the value of bioproducts and will mean reduced transport and CO2 emissions.... [more...]

Xylexpo 2022 in less than a month

Xylexpo 2022 is ready to open from 12-15 October 2022, with 280 exhibitors from Italy and across the world, representing various wood and furniture processing technologies.... [more...]

US hardwood flooring imports improve

US imports of hardwood flooring rose 6% by volume in July, not quite returning to their May peak, but still a hearty 22% higher than the previous July. Imports from Brazil fueled the gain, rising 29% in July. ... [more...]

Vietnamese timber exporters struggle to find new markets

Contrary to full orders at the beginning of the year, Vietnamese wood and wooden furniture enterprises are currently facing many difficulties due to the cancellation of orders by customers because of inflation in countries such as the US and the EU and the sharp increase in input material costs.... [more...]

Sharply declining prospects for European wood joinery sector in the third quarter

Joinery sector activity in the EU27 was still quite high in the first half of 2022; the Eurostat manufacturing index for joinery (excluding flooring) indicated activity during this period at around 15% above the level prevailing in 2019 before the onset of the COVID pandemic. However, prospects for the rest of this year have declined sharply in the third quarter.... [more...]

Sweden: Sveaskog to announce price increase

Sveaskog raises timber prices in Norrbotten and Västerbotten, Sweden. The demand for pulpwood is strong and the price of forest raw materials is increased to strengthen the profitability of forestry.... [more...]

Indonesia: Positive wood product export trend despite downturn in China

Indonesia's wood product exports continue to grow even though the Chinese market is currently weakening due to the country's economic slowdown.... [more...]

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Special Reports

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EU Parliament resolutions on forest and wood controversial

The EU Parliament recently voted on numerous initiatives that will have a significant impact on the sawmill and timber industry in the years to come. Among other things, the new EU forest strategy was on the agenda with tailwind for the use of wood.... [ more...]

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North American lumber prices drop

It is normal for this time of year for North America construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices to be falling, as the bulk of main home building activity is finished for the season. ... [ more...]

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New EU Forest Strategy welcomed by European wood industries

CEI-Bois & EOS welcome the new EU forest strategy passed on Tuesday (September 13) by the European Parliament.... [ more...]

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