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Several interior door producers investing

in modernising and increasing capacity

A number of major investment projects have been carried out or launched in the German interior door industry over the past few months. Increasing output is taking centre stage in most of these projects. The longstanding growth in demand has... more


USA: 2x4 price stable

at US$329/1,000 bdft

On the US softwood lumber market the price for the benchmark grade SPF 2x4#2&Btr has not changed again recently. According to Random Lengths the price on 10 May 2019 remained unchanged at the level of the preceding week - at US$329/1,000... more

US softwood lumber imports

increase by 2% in March

According to export trade statistics published on 09 May by the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), Washington D.C., US softwood lumber imports increased by 2% to 2.961m m³ (March 2018: 2.905m m³) in March... more

USA levying 25 % additional duty on Chinese products

The USA implemented the increase from 10 % to 25 % in punitive duty on Chinese products, originally scheduled for 1 January, on 10 May 2019. The additional duty applies for customs tariff numbers in the list published by the Office of the... more

Baltic sawnwood prices still under pressure

Baltic sawn-softwood prices are still under pressure on both the respective domestic markets and on those in export in the second quarter. According to information from market players, the prices for all relevant assortments of sawnwood are... more

Another sharp reduction registered in

sawn softwood prices in Italy in April

Prices for deliveries of sawn softwood to pallet and packaging manufacturers as well as for a number of construction-timber assortments fell again considerably during the course of April. The expectations at the end of March that the price... more

Spanish imports of softwood

lumber increase by 20%

In the fourth quarter of 2018 Spanish imports of softwood lumber increased by 20% to 291,776m³. Following the import decline in the third quarter (-11%), the negative development has therefore been reversed. A decline in the first quarter... more

Greater provision of

industrial hardwood in Austria

The supply of industrial hardwood in Austria in April and May 2019 remained in excess of the needs of the converting industry. Deliveries of industrial beech for the two pulp mills in Austria as well as other hard and soft hardwoods for... more

Germany: softwood-sawlog

prices back at 2009 level

Due to the high supply from the clearance of wood damaged by natural causes and the sometimes unexpectedly brisk pace of green-timber felling until the end of April, there have been renewed cuts in the latest contracts for spruce and pine... more

14.2 % growth in output of

planed hardwood products

The output of planed or sanded sawn hardwood (customs tariff no. 161010502) in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 14.2 % higher than in the same quarter of the year before at 123,942 m³ (Oct.-Dec. 2017: 108,561 m³). Provisional figures... more

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