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  • Corona Virus
  • October 29, 2020 09:42

North American lumber prices continue to drop

Recently, producer and wholesaler dimension softwood lumber prices across North America dropped, as expected for this time of year. However, US housing starts data for September 2020 is incredibly strong, so the expectation is that — given ongoing very high demand — asking prices will not approach the low levels of 2019. It is safe to say that a price floor has been reached, although where exactly that will land remains to be seen...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • October 28, 2020 09:19

Record wood pellet production in Germany

In the third quarter of 2020, with a total production of 792,000 tons (t) of wood pellets in Germany, a previously unattained mark was achieved...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • October 27, 2020 13:18

Sweden: Roundwood prices continue to decrease

The trend of decreasing delivery prices in Sweden continued during the third quarter of 2020, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The price of pulpwood decreased by 5.9 percent and the sawlog price by 3.0 percent...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • October 26, 2020 10:03

Södra delivers stable result in current market condition

The current market conditions had a significant impact on Södra’s operating profit in the third quarter. Despite higher year-on-year delivery volumes for Södra’s core products, the price formation for market pulp was weaker...... [more...]

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  • Corona Virus
  • October 26, 2020 08:29

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2020: End of Show Report

DOMOTEX asia/ CHINAFLOOR restarted the business as the first exhibition of the flooring and floor technology industry worldwide after the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and concluded 2nd of September at the New Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai..... [more...]

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  • October 23, 2020 12:32

European softwood lumber exports continue to grow

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • October 23, 2020 10:21

UK tropical sawn hardwood imports rising from Latin America

The UK is now a relatively minor market for tropical sawn hardwood, importing less than 100,000 cu.m in each of the last two years, making it only the fifth largest European importer for this commodity (after Belgium, Netherlands, France and Italy)...... [more...]

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  • October 23, 2020 09:30

Setra reports Q3/2020 results

Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK 56 million (95) for the first nine months of 2020. Net sales totalled SEK 3,043 million (3,262). There was an operating loss for the third quarter of SEK -3 million (-22), with net sales of SEK 840 million (879)... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • October 22, 2020 12:12

US housing starts rebound in September

U.S. housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million in September, up 1.9 percent from August’s activity...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • October 22, 2020 09:48

Production in construction up by 2.6% in euro area and by 2.4% in EU

In August 2020, the seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 2.6% in the euro area and by 2.4% in the EU, compared with July 2020...... [more...]

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