According to ITTO, US imports of sawn tropical hardwood rose 13 percent in April. Notable gains were made in imports from Brazil (up 35%), Cameroon (up 125%), and Ghana (up 120%). Imports from Malaysia and Cote d’Ivoire both fell substantially for the month.

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Prices for timber have remained stable in the second quarter of the year, according to a forestry timber market survey by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA).

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The Austrian pellet price in June 2024 fell by 0.4 per cent compared to the previous month. This was announced by the industry association Pro Pellets Austria (PPA).

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According to the US Department of Agriculture, which reports that Mexican traders imported more than 469,000 cubic metres of lumber from the United States (23% of the total export market) for the four months to April, with more than 130,000 cubic metres in April alone.

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According to the latest annual statistics published by the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA), over 97 percent of UK waste wood was sent for processing in 2023, the highest level to date.

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According to European Wood Market Report, in April, the producer price index for oak logs increased compared to the previous month in German, while the price indices for beech logs, spruce cuttings, B, and spruce logs decreased.

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According to a report from Redfin., one-third (33.4%) of single-family homes for sale in the U.S. in the first quarter were newly built, essentially unchanged from a year earlier but down from a record-high 34.5 percent two years earlier. The portion of housing supply that’s newly built is still roughly double pre-pandemic levels.

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The UK chipboard market is quiet, but it’s becalmed rather than sinking, according the report released by ttjonline.com.

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European furniture consumption and production fell sharply in 2023, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation's ( ITTO) latest bulletin.

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Production and deliveries of Swedish wood products decreased slightly in 2023 compared to the previous year. However, future prospects in both the EU Single Market and in the US look good for the Swedish wood products industry.

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