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Archives: September 2019

US-China trade war hits the French oak market: prices for logs at auctions down sharply this year

The euphoria that characterized France's oak market in 2017-2018 is now about to end. This is one of [...]

Weak market for US hardwoods in China

In September, the market trend of US hardwood still shows no obvious improvement in the Chinese market.     [...]

Bark beetle emergency: The current situation on the European roundwood market is unprecedented

The forest emergency in Europe is at the beginning of a hard battle campaign against Bark Beetle and other parasites [...]

Stora Enso establishes a new Forest division

Stora Enso announced establishment of a new Forest division to manage the recently acquired Swedish forest assets.    [...]

Brazil: Latest prices for logs, sawnwood and plywood

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood as of 16-31 August, 2019.       [...]

Germany: Oversupply of logs and declining sawlog prices due to large volumes of damaged wood

Large volumes of storm and insect damaged trees in Germany have resulted in an oversupply of logs and declining sawlog [...]

Tolko to reduce stud lumber capacity by 20%

Tolko announced that it is implementing a flexible operating footprint at its Soda Creek and Armstrong stud lumber mills. This [...]

Weak market for Finnish pine in China

The recent performance of the Finnish pine market is unremarkable and the market is weak.    Some [...]

US lumber prices on the recovery road this autumn

Compared to historical trends, this week’s WSPF KD 2×4 #2&Btr price is up +$11 relative to [...]

High level of production in Russia’s wood industry: lumber +16%; pellets +21%

Over the past eight months of this year, the Russian domestic timber industry has been showing steady growth in almost [...]