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Watch a swarm of robots build a timber tower from scratch

21, Nov 2019

Students at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have developed a system of robots that communicate to jointly construct complex timber structures.  Their paper, entitled Distributed Robotic Assembly System...

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Housing crisis: Are timber industries the answer?

20, Nov 2019

A new report has highlighted the vital role timber industries can play in helping the government meet its targets for housebuilding. A report launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries.

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Eucalyptus pulplog prices in Brazil have fallen over the past year

19, Nov 2019

Pulpmills in Brazil had some of the lowest wood fiber costs in the world in the 2Q/19, according to the WRQ. Over the past three years Eucalyptus pulplog prices have fallen while the global Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI)

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Sawmill profit margins have fallen substantially in North America in 2019

23, Oct 2019

Costs for sawlogs declined in most major regions around the world in the first half of 2019. However, lumber prices have fallen faster in key markets resulting in lower profits for sawmills, particularly in British Columbia.

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Softwood lumber trade was up 5% in the first half of 2019 on a worldwide basis

23, Oct 2019

Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global softwood lumber trade was up just over five percent year-over-year.

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China trade war triggers closings, layoffs at US hardwood lumber mills

22, Oct 2019

It is hard times for the U.S. hardwood lumber industry. The trade war with China has caused a steep drop in U.S. exports of the product, and now the industry is cutting jobs. China used to account for about half of all...

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Wood fiber costs for US pellet manufacturers fell in the 2Q/19

15, Oct 2019

Many pellet manufacturers in North America have had to increase the usage of logs for their feedstock in 2019 because of reduced availability of lower-cost sawmill residues. This has resulted in higher total wood fiber costs.

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WRI’s global and European sawlog price indices have both fallen over the past two years

08, Oct 2019

Wood raw-material costs for many lumber producers in Europe and North America have fallen over the past year both because of increased timber harvests and reduced log demand, particularly in North America and Asia.

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The Global Forest Industry in the 2Q/2019

19, Sep 2019

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) declined for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year low. Log prices were down on all continents, with the biggest declines occurring in Europe.

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Global Dissolving Wood Pulp Market 2019 - China Stil Dominates the Market, Despite a Trade War a Softer Economy

19, Sep 2019

he global dissolving wood pulp market revenue amounted to $9.3B in 2018, jumping by 6.5% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers.

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