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US housing starts dropped sharply in December

New residential construction in the United States showed a sharp drop in December 2017, according to data realeased by the US Commerce Department... [more...]

Storm Burglind causes damages of 1.3 million m3 in Switzerland

On January 16, the Swiss Wood Market Commission assessed the current situation after the storm Burglind and its impact on the timber market.... [more...]

China: Considerable rise in log imports from Xiamen Port

Chinese log imports from Xiamen Port reached 1.905 million m3 and a value of US$46 million in 2017, up 10% in volume and 11% in value as compared to 2016... [more...]

Lumber production in the US continues to rise

From January to October, a total of 28.638 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber was produced in the US... [more...]

A VERY POSITIVE YEAR FOR ITALIAN WOODWORKING MACHINERY AND TOOLS

According to preliminary figures processed...... [more...]

Indonesian wood products exports set to rise this year

Indonesian wood product exports rose slightly above 1% in 2017, according to Rufi'ie, Director of the Indonesian Forest Product Processing and Marketing in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry... [more...]

European Parliament confirms great importance of biomass energy

The European Parliament confirmed in its plenary on the 17th of January 2018 the strategy adopted by the ENVI committee (European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety), and added that ensuring the sustainability of solid bioenergy in the next decade is very important and should be treated adequately... [more...]

Building permits record a significant drop in Germany

From January to November 2017, 7.8% less or 26,400 fewer residential building permits were granted in Germany.... [more...]

China: Real estate investments grow in January-November 2017, but at a slower pace

A year-on-year growth of 7.5% was recorded in investments in Chinese real estate from January to November 2017, however the pace of growth slowed... [more...]

Price of wood pellets in Germany increases in January

With falling temperatures and increasing heat demand, the price of wood pellets rose slightly in January... [more...]

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Domotex 2018 closes with record exhibitors and rising number of visitors

1,615 exhibitors with a booked area of ​​106,000 square meters and 45,000 trade visitors from more than 100 nations came to Hanover from 12 to 15 January for this year's Domotex.... [ more...]

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