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Archives: 2019

Sweden: Unusually large stocks of wood in September

Stocks of softwood, pulpwood and pulp chips have fallen since this summer but are nonetheless unusually large for the season [...]

Nordic sawmill curtailments to continue

Nordic sawmillers have reported weaker results and curtailment of production to manage lower prices, oversupply and weakening demand amid a [...]

China: Price index for imported sawn timber

This price guide contains the most update prices of imported sawn timber at main distribution markets in China.   [...]

Analysis of Vietnam’s wood products industry: opportunities and challenges coexist

As one of the major trade surplus areas in Vietnam, timber, wood products and forest products have gradually developed into [...]

Downturn in the Swedish forest industry as recession in Europe progresses

    The recession in Europe, in particular, is noticeable in the Swedish forest industry. The sawmills partially [...]

Norbord reports lower revenues due to lower panel prices in Europe, falling N. American OSB prices

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $33 million in the third quarter of 2019 compared to $36 million in the [...]

Swedish sawmills export less to Europe; more to Africa, China and US

Swedish sawmills delivered less softwood lumber to European destinations in the first eight months of 2019 (-7%). By contrast, deliveries [...]

Russia: Top 10 wood pellet producing companies

Analysts estimate that currently 10 large wood pellet producers manufacture more than 60 percent of total Russian wood pellet production [...]

Euroconstruct: Growth in European construction sector forecast to decrease in the next two years

European construction output is forecasted to increase by less than 2% in 2019, and by less than 1.5 percentage [...]

Canadian mills’ problems drive up lumber prices in U.S.

Beetles, tariffs and mill closures have cut into Canada’s share of the U.S. lumber market, lifting prices by [...]