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Archives: March 2016

Forecast: Global demand for prefabricated housing expected to rise annually by 2.7%

Global demand for prefabricated housing is forecast to increase 2.7 percent per annum through 2019 to 3.4 million [...]

Brazil: Growth of planted forest sector´s export

Despite the disappointing economic news from Brazil, the forest plantation sector had a good year in 2015.    [...]

Import substitution changes the Russian OSB market

The Russian OSB market changed a lot during the second half of 2014-2015, as WhatWood agency reported in March [...]

Ireland: Timber volumes estimated to double by 2035

Ireland’s roundwood supply is forecast to increase significantly in the next 20 years. All of the increase will come [...]

Brazilian mahogany timber back on the market

One of the most beautiful and famous Amazon timbers, the Mahogany, will return to the market. Mahogany became a target [...]
March 23, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Global / North America

BC: Forest alarm regarding spruce beetle infestation

The northern BC forests are going through an eruption of spruce beetles that is destroying one of the most important [...]
March 23, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Global / North America

US: Sierra Pacific Industries to build 500 mmbf/year sawmill in Shelton

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) might build a 500 mmbf/year sawmill in Shelton, Washington. Construction may begin in late spring [...]

US housing construction expected to rise 13.4% this year

Economic recovery, a drop in unemployment figures as well as an increase in the number of private households are expected [...]

Production in construction increases in EU

In January 2016 compared with December 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3.6% in the [...]

New Zealand: Lower logs export prices

Export log prices for New Zealand decreased in March because the shipping rates on oil prices increased and the overseas [...]