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Europe beats Canada to become China’s second largest softwood lumber supplier

06-02-2020
Woodstat, softwood lumber supply, Europe, Canada, Russia, China, trade, market share

Woodstat, a market analyst company, reports that China imported approximately 1.88 million m³ of softwood lumber in December 2019 (-5% compared to 2018), according to figures from the Chinese Customs. The import totalled 27.1 million m³ during 2019 (+11% compared to 2018). Since China began importing softwood lumber in smaller volumes …

China now increasing softwood logs from Europe and New Zealand

14-01-2020
softwood log, China, Europe, New Zealand, North America, Russia, imports, export, trade, Uruguay

Europe has rapidly become a major supplier of softwood logs to China, while Russia and North America have lost market shares in 2019, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia. As a region, Europe is now the second largest …

Stabilisation in the laminate flooring market in 2019; 6% decline in Asian markets

14-01-2020
European production, laminate flooring, EPLF, market performance, global

In 2019, the worldwide sales of the EPLF members was 447 million m² of laminate flooring from European production (2018: 454 million m², i.e. -1.5%). The second half of 2019 has witnessed an upturn recovering and is stabilising at a high level, even though the influence of declining world trade remains noticeable globally. The EPLF "home …

EPLF unveils campaign showcasing the eco-friendly characteristics of laminate-floorings

14-01-2020
European Producers of Laminate Flooring, EPLF, new, communication, campaign, wood, sustainable, renewable, material

The board members of the association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring presented on 11 January during a press conference at Domotex the organisation’s new communication campaign called “Laminate flooring – Made of wood” that reflects the laminate flooring's high environmental qualities versus its price/performance …

Analysis of China’s trade with the EU and VPA countries 2007-2017

13-01-2020
China, trade, EU, VPA, FLEGT, imports, exports, sawnwood, logs semi-processed wood products

The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note summarising an analysis of China’s trade with the European Union (EU) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade from 2007 to 2017. The analysis is reviewed in a report on ‘China’s Trade of Wood Products with EU, EU Member …

EUROCONSTRUCT: Weakening growth in European construction in the next two years

13-01-2020
EUROCONSTRUCT, Europe, construction, industrial production, investment, new projects, renovation, non-residential, residential, civil engineering

Construction output amounted to nearly 1,600 billion Euro in 2018 - after five years growth still far below peak level, with relevant differences among countries. From among 15 western EC-15 countries, 10 of them achieved in 2018 higher total construction volume than in 2007. The construction market in Spain, despite 4 growing years in a row, …

Construction of timber football stadium finally gets the go-ahead

09-01-2020
Football stadium, Forest Green Rovers, Gloucestershire, UK, timber, Zaha Hadid Architects, carbon neutral

A 5,000 seat stadium for Forest Green Rovers in Gloucestershire has finally received the green light to begin construction following appeal and several amendments to the project to win over the planning authorities. Impression of the new timber football stadium for Forest Green Rovers  Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, the 5,000 seat …

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