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Japan: Wood products demand projection for 2018; imported lumber from Europe and N. America to drop

The Japanese Forestry Agency recently held a meeting for wood products demand projection for the first half of 2018. Imported [...]

Setra to invest in new component plant in Sweden

Setra plans to invest in a component plant in Långshyttan, Sweden. This investment aims to meet customers' increased demand [...]

China: New national standard to allow more wood to be used in the construction industry

China has released a new design code for timber structure, which encourages industry to expand the use of wood and [...]

Rising US housing starts predicted this year

The newly enacted US tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur [...]

John Deere reports booming sales in construction and forestry segment

For the fourth quarter ended October 29, worldwide net sales of John Deere registered a 23 percent rise, to $8 [...]

Germany: Wood products prices with mixed price developments in September

The German wood products price index registered some mixed developments in September. Except lumber and reserve square timber, all sawn [...]

Tallest timber building will be built in Norway

The world's tallest timber building is to be built in Norway. Mjøstårnet will be more than 80 [...]

US home sales reach 10-year high in October

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly rose in October to hit a 10-year high amid robust [...]

Growing housing demand in the United Arab Emirates drives wood market growth

Once that over 25,000 homes have been added to the UAE’s residential market this year, the wood and [...]