Although timber prices fell in the fourth quarter of last year, timber market surveys show that the price of firewood remains relatively high, according to news.err.ee.

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According to Madison's Lumber Reporter, despite somewhat soft demand, as many customers weren’t sure where prices were going so waited to buy, lumber prices popped up again in mid-February. This due mostly to ongoing capacity restrictions, especially in the important timber supply basket of British Columbia. 

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According to market feedback, the price of African lumber has remained stable recently. Among them, the varieties with the largest shipment volume are small zebra, red zebra, yellow rose and black sandalwood, etc., which have been in the market since February.

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Home decor and renovation trends have created a demand for stylish furnishings to add to the appeal of homes. To make their dining and hall spaces even more beautiful, consumers opt for high-quality items like chairs, stools, and sofas in classic designs, as reported by Market.us. 

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According to Gad's Construction Cost Report, in Italy, the cost of renovation and construction increased by more than 25 percent in 2022 compared with last year. Building inflation figures are reported in the Construction Cost Report 2022, the study on price changes in the Italian construction market prepared by Gad Studio. "Compared to the pre-Covid period", explained Gianpiero Aresi, CEO of Gad to the Sole 24 Ore, "the trend confirms an average increase of 25 percent in net costs, measured by virtue of the trend in raw materials costs, without including revaluations of general expenses and company profits, which are also a significant factor". This is an "average figure that does not find significant deviations between new constructions and the recovery of the existing one". The number is the result of an algorithm designed specifically to determine the construction costs and allows to quantify one of the problems that risks to curb even the grounding of the PNR: the price of materials.

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According to emobile.com, the Brazilian furniture sector has enormous potential but it represents only 4 percent of the world furniture production so there are opportunities for expansion. Export programmes, such as the “Brazilian Furniture Project” and “Orchestra Brazil Project”, seek to promote Brazil in the international furniture market.

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According to the report of Wood Resources Quarterly, wood raw-material costs for sawmills in North America and Europe eased in the 3Q 2022 as demand and prices for lumber fell.

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Finland, with a population smaller than Victoria, has shown the big role that a large sustainable forestry industry can play in cutting greenhouse emissions, according to an industry figure.

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After the fire and flood in recent years, many transportation roads and forests have been damaged to varying degrees. At the beginning of 2023, the Australian timber industry, especially the sawmills in various regions, is facing the problem of timber supply, reported by Global Wood Trade Network. 

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The latest timber import statistics from the Timber Development UK (TDUK) show a "considerable" shift in timber trade patterns in 2022, with the Republic of Ireland, Latvia and China supplying the UK with significant volumes.

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