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U.S. new home sales decreased in April

U.S. new single-family home sales posted a significant decline in April as housing demand deteriorated in the face of rising interest rates. After starting at 3.1% in December, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage increased to 5.1% by the end of April,... [meer...]

Danzer reports sales growth of 25% in 2021

Hardwood specialist Danzer reported annual sales of €170 million in 2021. Adjusted for the activities of the sawmill in Bradford, Pennsylvania, which was sold in April 2021, this corresponds to an increase of 25% compared to the previous year and 9% compared to 2019... [meer...]

Sarawak’s timber exports sees recovery in spite of pandemic

The performance of Sarawak’s timber industry has shown a recovery in terms of export value for last year compared to 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic... [meer...]

PEFC endorses SFI’s chain-of-custody standard

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has announced today that its 2022 chain-of-custody (CoC) standard has met the third-party assessment of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).... [meer...]

Raute to appoint new CEO

Raute Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Mika Saariaho as the new President and CEO. He will join Raute from Metso Outotec Corporation where he holds the position of Senior Vice President... [meer...]

US: Tropical hardwood imports rise to a record high

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood rose by 21% in March to their highest level in more than 10 years. The 28,129 cubic metres imported in March marked the fourth straight month above the 20,000 cunbic metres.... [meer...]

China: Financial measures to support companies

China's State Council decided measures are needed to support micro, small and medium enterprises whose finances have been disrupted by measures introduced to slow the spread of covid-19.... [meer...]

Roseburg breaks ground on new sawmill in North Carolina

Roseburg Forest Products held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new Roanoke Valley Lumber sawmill in Weldon, North Carolina. ... [meer...]

Stora Enso and Modvion partner on wind turbine towers from wood

Stora Enso and wood technology company Modvion are partnering to establish wood as the material of choice for wind turbine towers. ... [meer...]

German veneer industry feels the effects of the Ukraine war after a record year

At 57% (previous year: 45%), the share of sales of German veneer manufacturers and dealers in Germany increased significantly in 2021, as the current veneer survey by the German Wood Trade Association (GD Holz) has shown. In the other EU countries... [meer...]

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European Pellets Conference 2022 showed potential and homework

The European Pellets Conference 2022 on April 6 in Wels, Upper Austria, as well as online, showed the more than 650 participants from 60 countries the current developments on the markets, in technology and politics. Speakers and audience discussed ways of optimal positioning in times of... [ meer...]

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North American lumber prices are down 28%

North American lumber prices are down 28% in 3 weeks as the housing market cools...... [ meer...]

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Trade of logs and lumber in Europe expected to change in the coming years

The trade of logs and lumber in Europe will “change dramatically” in the coming years, with timber harvests having reportedly peaked in Central Europe.... [ meer...]

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