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Archives: 2019

Mixed lumber price trends in the US

The first full workweek of the year generated more inquiries and sales of framing lumber in the US, but traders [...]

Central/West Africa: Logs & sawnwood prices continue to stand firm

Across the Central/West African region producers report no major change in overall international market sentiment since the end of [...]

Forestry industry production in Ireland to double by 2035

The Irish forestry industry might invest around €250 million during the next years, in the preparation of a major expansion [...]

Forecast: North American lumber market expected to grow in 2019; prices to rise

Growth in U.S. domestic softwood lumber consumption is expected to continue next year and well into 2020 as the [...]

European tropical wood imports impacted by supply issues

Looking at factors behind the sales trends, European importers earlier reported supply issues out of Asia due to an extended [...]

Wood pellets market outlook for 2019

    From a North American producer’s perspective, 2018 was one of the best years in quite [...]

Lumber industry in British Columbia is optimistic about growth in exports to China

British Columbia lumber producers are getting ready for a rough 2019, considering the concerns over Canada-China trade, the US [...]

Potential Chinese trade tariff and Brexit impacts on the European hardwood market

Projecting into 2019, importers were concerned at the potential for an increase in market impacts of Chinese tariffs on US [...]

US$2.4 trillion worth of construction projects to boost UAE’s wood products demand by 2020

The wood industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to boom over the next two years as the [...]

IKEA sells particleboard plant in France

IKEA Industry AB, part of the Inter Ikea Group, has accepted the takeover offer made at the end of September [...]