Wood Construction

  • Wood Construction
  • September 17, 2021 13:33

Canada: Housing starts decline in August

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC) reported on Wednesday (9-15-21) that the annual pace of housing starts in Canada in August slowed when compared with July...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 13, 2021 13:29

U.S. building materials prices increase

Although the recent drop in US softwood lumber prices since mid-May is helping bring costs down (after having driven them up drastically earlier in the year), the decline has been offset by large increases in the prices of several other building material products...... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 10, 2021 13:33

Germany: Beech log price index remains on a downward trend

The German producer price indices for beech logs fell by an average of 0.7% to 100.4 points in June 2021. B quality decreased by 1.1% compared to May to a level of 104.5 points. The index for 3 m lengths decreased by 1.6% to 100 points, while 5 m lengths decreased by 1% to... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 10, 2021 11:36

Germany: Oak log price index climbs noticeably

The German producer price indices for oak logs increased almost continuously in June 2021 compared to the previous month. On average, the index value rose by 2% to 115.1 points. A quality gained 4.4% to 90.8 points. B quality recorded an increase of 0.7% to 116.2 points, with the 5 m length ... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 09, 2021 18:52

Germany: Douglas fir log price index remains positive

The German producer price indices for Douglas fir continued their trend in June 2021. On average, the index rose by 0.4% compared to May to a level of 68.1 points. B quality increased by 4.1% to 78.3 points. 3 m lengths recorded an increase of 0.8% to 79.1 points, while 4/5 m lengths... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 09, 2021 18:14

Germany: Pine log price index continues to develop by leaps and bounds

The German producer price indices for pine again completed one or the other U-turn in June 2021. On average, however, the wood species continued to increase compared to May - namely by 1.2% to a level of 77.2 points. B grades caught up and increased by 1% to 79.1 points. 3/4 m lengths... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 09, 2021 17:45

Germany: Spruce log price index rising less steeply

In June, the German producer price indices for spruce largely continued the upward trend they had since March, albeit at a slower pace. On average, the index rose by 3.3% compared to May to a level of 78.3 points. B-qualities recorded an increase of 1.1% to 79.9 points, to which 3 m lengths... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 06, 2021 13:01

Japan to promote lumber use in govt buildings

The Japanese government plans to promote the use of lumber for key structural elements such as posts in all new government buildings and related facilities in principle as part of its decarbonization efforts, according to informed sources...... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • September 04, 2021 17:33

CEI-Bois, EuroWindoor and SBS call for a renewal of the approval of propiconazole for use in wood preservatives for timber windows and doors

CEI-Bois, EuroWindoor and Small Business Standards (SBS) published an updated position paper including results of new studies scrutinizing for possible alternatives for propiconazole ...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 01, 2021 15:51

US homebuilding stumbles amid supply constraints

US homebuilding fell more than expected in July, the latest sign that surging construction costs and home prices continued to constrain the housing market early in the third quarter of the year...... [more...]

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