Statistics

  • Corona Virus
  • February 26, 2021 14:15

European laminate flooring sector grows 2.74% in 2020 despite pandemic

Despite special circumstances in 2020, Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) has announced that their members were able to grow their business by 2.74% in comparison to 2019, with 459.0 million m² of flooring sold...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 25, 2021 11:40

New home sales in U.S. hit three-month high

Sales of new U.S. homes rose in January by more than forecast to a three-month high as buyers took advantage of attractive mortgage rates that are now starting to increase...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 25, 2021 09:27

Germany: Pellet production reaches 3 million tons in 2020

Germany has further expanded its European top position in pellet production in 2020 with over 3 million t for the first time...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2021 11:38

UK's timber imports reached 13-year monthly high in November 2020

UK's timber and panel imports reached 1.08 million m3 in November 2020, which was the highest monthly total since the October 2007 volume of 1.04 million m3..... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 23, 2021 10:44

US hardwood plywood imports rose in 2020

Despite an 18% drop in December, US imports of hardwood plywood ended 2020 up 6% in volume over the previous year. Imports from China were down 35% in 2020...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2021 09:54

EU27 tropical sawnwood imports fall 16%

In quantity terms, EU27 imports of tropical sawnwood declined 16% to 726,200 cu.m in the first eleven months of 2020. Imports fell sharply from all major supply countries; down 18% from Cameroon to 257,700 cu.m, 13% from Brazil to 116,000 cu.m,...... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • February 22, 2021 12:53

Softwood lumber prices continue rising

In the first week of February, sawmills were taking orders that would not even go on the production line until the beginning of March. This provides good indication that prices are not going to go down anytime soon...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • February 21, 2021 10:52

EU economy projected to grow 3.7% in 2021

According to the EU Winter forecast, the EU economy is expected to contract in the first quarter of 2021 but economic growth should resume in the spring and gather momentum in the summer as vaccination programmes progress and containment measures gradually ease. An improved outlook for the global economy is also set to support the recovery...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 19, 2021 15:07

U.S. housing starts fall in January

After reporting a sharp increase in new residential construction in the U.S. in the previous month, the US Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing housing starts pulled back by much more than expected in the month of January...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 19, 2021 12:23

Germany: Pellet prices stable despite low temperatures

Even with the double-digit freezing temperatures in parts of Germany in February, wood pellets remain at a stable price. In the northeast region it is highest due to the weather...... [more...]

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