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September Canadian Furniture and Building Material Supply Sales Mixed

Canadian retail furniture store sales in September rose 1.9% from August to $1.2 billion (CAD) and increased 4.1% from the same month in 2020.  Building material dealers sales decreased 0.2% from August to $3.7 billion and were 1.6% lower than the previous year. Total Canadian retail sales fell 0.6% to $56.6 billion from August but

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Mexico Manufacturing Nearly Unchanged in November

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in November rose 0.1 point from October to 49.4, though still in contraction.  Supply-chain issues continued to lead to higher input costs, decreased production and near-record long supply delivery times. As a result, manufacturers shed jobs at the second-highest rate in six months and

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October Safety Report Now Available

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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CPA Comments on European Renewable Energy Directive Amendments

The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union (EU) that is responsible for proposing legislation, is undertaking a review of its renewable energy program, including proposed amendments to the sustainability and eligibility criteria for biomass under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). CPA collaborated with the European Panel Federation (EPF) to develop comments on

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UN Organization Issues Statement Sustainable Bioeconomy

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) recently issued a statement supporting the role that the forest-based bioeconomy may play in climate change mitigation and sustainable development. The statement, issued by the FAO’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries, highlights how the forest and wood product sectors are integral to the

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U.S. Housing Starts Down in October

U.S. housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.52 million, decreasing 0.7% from the revised September estimate but 0.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts fell 3.9% from September to 1.04 million. U.S. building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.65

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September Canadian Furniture and Building Material Supply Sales Mixed

Canadian retail furniture store sales in September rose 1.9% from August to $1.2 billion (CAD) and increased 4.1% from the same month in 2020.  Building material dealers sales decreased 0.2% from August to $3.7 billion and were 1.6% lower than the previous year. Total Canadian retail sales fell 0.6% to $56.6 billion from August but

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Mexico Manufacturing Nearly Unchanged in November

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in November rose 0.1 point from October to 49.4, though still in contraction.  Supply-chain issues continued to lead to higher input costs, decreased production and near-record long supply delivery times. As a result, manufacturers shed jobs at the second-highest rate in six months and

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October Safety Report Now Available

This content is restricted and requires a login to view. CPA launched a new website in August 2021 so your previous password will not work.  If you’ve requested a new password and did not receive one, please check your spam folder and also make sure the following domain is “whitelisted” as a safe sender: weblinkinternational.com. 

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CPA Comments on European Renewable Energy Directive Amendments

The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union (EU) that is responsible for proposing legislation, is undertaking a review of its renewable energy program, including proposed amendments to the sustainability and eligibility criteria for biomass under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). CPA collaborated with the European Panel Federation (EPF) to develop comments on

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UN Organization Issues Statement Sustainable Bioeconomy

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) recently issued a statement supporting the role that the forest-based bioeconomy may play in climate change mitigation and sustainable development. The statement, issued by the FAO’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries, highlights how the forest and wood product sectors are integral to the

Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts Down in October

U.S. housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.52 million, decreasing 0.7% from the revised September estimate but 0.4% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts fell 3.9% from September to 1.04 million. U.S. building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.65

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