Archives: March 2014

Wood products prices stagnate in Germany during February

In February, the German producer price index for wood products has registered a high degree of stagnation as compared to [...]

Softwoods dominate the log imports in China

China‘s log imports totalled 45.16 million cu.m valued at US$9.317 billion in 2013, up 19 [...]

Tropical logs imports in Europe drop 20%

    EU imports of tropical hardwood logs were 186,000 m3 in 2013, down 20% compared to [...]

Price for sawmills in Germany rises sharply

The turnover of the German sawmills increased strongly in January, both as compared to December and as well as compared [...]

Latest wood products prices in Brazil

This report contains price information of logs, sawnwood, veneer, plywood and other wood products from Brazil. (Source: ITTO)   [...]

Japanese construction stagnates in February

Japan's housing starts growth slowed down more than expected in February, Rtt News reported quoting official data released today [...]

Kingfisher sells its shares in Hornbach

The family of entrepreneurs Hornbach has buyed back the minority interest that the British retail group Kingfisher plc owned in [...]

Global wood pellets market forecast to double by 2020

As the Biomass Magazine BM reports, the global wood pellets market will reach US$ 9 billion from a current US [...]

The price of Austrian wood pellets drops in March

In March the price of wood pellets in Austria dropped for the first time since April 2014. Though modest, the [...]

Housing starts in US remain below 1 million mark

Construction started on 923,400 new homes in 2013. This is 18% higher than the number of starts in 2012 [...]