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  • Corona Virus
  • februari 01, 2021 12:13

2020 not a good year for Japanese housing starts

Housing starts in Japan tumbled in December 2020 falling 9% year on year and dropping 7% compared to the previous month...... [meer...]

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  • januari 27, 2021 12:21

The GSPI sawlog price index rose 2.9% in the 3Q/20

Strong lumber sales and a weakening US dollar moved sawlog prices upward in many markets worldwide in the 3Q/20. The most significant price increases occurred in Western US, Northern and Eastern Europe, and Oceania. Only sawmills in the US South, Russia, Germany, and Chile experienced minor reductions in sawlog costs q-o-q....... [meer...]

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  • januari 27, 2021 10:21

Setra reports Q4/2020 results

Swedish wood products company Setra is reporting operating profit of SEK 117 million for 2020. Net sales totalled SEK 4,131 million...... [meer...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • januari 25, 2021 14:44

Almost all softwood lumber prices flat in N. America

As mid-January 2021 came upon us, it seemed like supply and demand for softwood lumber and panel products reached an equilibrium. Almost all prices were flat, except the 2x8 sizes which dropped somewhat...... [meer...]

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  • januari 21, 2021 11:12

Vietnam's wood product exports rise 15.6% in Jan.-Nov. 2020

In November 2020, Vietnam’s wood and wood product (W&WP) exports were valued at US$1,236 billion, 3.5% less than that of October, but 20% higher compared to the same month of 2019...... [meer...]

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  • januari 21, 2021 10:19

EU tropical timber trade faces double dip recession

Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US$2.48 billion between January and October last year, 12% less than in 2019...... [meer...]

Speciale rapporten
  • Speciale rapporten
  • januari 18, 2021 10:49

The French beech market analyzed by Claude Schnepf

Claude Schnepf heads Scierie et Caisserie de Steinbourg, one of the leaders in the beech market in France with 75,000 m3 processed annually, a capacity which will soon increase to 100,000 m3 thanks to a major investment program. The company exports 70% of its turnover outside the EU (€ 21m in 2019), mainly to China, a market that Claude Schnepf has known for 25 years...... [meer...]

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  • januari 18, 2021 10:22

Renewed signs of stress in the EU27 economy

A slight dip in EU27 tropical wood product imports in October is more worrying as it coincides with renewed signs of stress in the EU market in the last quarter of 2020...... [meer...]

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  • januari 06, 2021 07:52

Central/West Africa: Signs of orders recovering but prices easing

As businesses in importing countries adapt to working with the coronavirus risk trade has started to revive and some FOB price movements have been reported...... [meer...]

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  • december 18, 2020 13:14

Prices of wood products start to rise in parts of Asia

The pandemic-caused container scarcitiy as well as the resulting increase of freight costs start showing their impact on the wood markets in Asia. But also other current effects are noticed. From the Fordaq network there comes information about several wood products whose prices... [meer...]

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