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John Deere construction and forestry sales drop sharply

John Deere's worldwide net sales and revenues decreased 4 percent, to $7.875 billion, for the second quarter and [...]

Italy: New law to boost use of certified or recycled timber

Italy’s timber sector has seen advantages for the industry in a new law that at least 50% of wood [...]

Forecast: Canadian housing market expected to cool in 2016 and 2017

The Canadian housing market is expected to moderate over the next two years, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) said [...]

Strong housing in the US improves revenues of the Canadian wood industry

Pre-tax profits in Canada's wood manufacturing industry are expected to grow from $1.1 billion in 2015 to [...]

Chinese high-rise timber construction inspired by Europe

    In 2015 China decided to promote timber as a viable alternative to conventional steel and concrete [...]

Lowe’s completes acquisition of RONA for US$2.4 billion

Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced recently that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of RONA inc. in a transaction [...]

Use of wood elements delivers faster revenues

The average productivity of manufacturing companies has risen steadily from 1990´s whereas the productivity of construction companies has stayed [...]

Value of softwood lumber exported by Sweden and Finland to Egypt dropped 50% since 2014

The countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa, the MENA region, have become a major destination for European softwood [...]

Prices for wood products jump in Germany

In April producer prices for wood products in Germany moved significantly above the level of the previous month. For building [...]

Metsä invests € 100 million to boost plywood and LVL production

Metsä Wood launches an investment programme in its Kerto® LVL and plywood operations as part of its industrial efficiency strategy [...]