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Archives: July 2020

Germany: Falling pellet prices this summer

As expected, the second half of the year starts with low summer prices for wood pellets in Germany. The price [...]

Norra Skog to close sawmill in Sweden

On Friday, July 10, the last log at the Östavall sawmill in Ånge municipality, Sweden has been sawn.   [...]

SmartLam opens new facility; quadruples CLT production

SmartLam, the first commercial manufacturers of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the U.S., has officially opened its new production [...]

French hardwood market hit by lack of demand and rising prices

At the moment, we must face the facts, there are few reasons to rejoice in the French hardwood market. At [...]

Holmen acquires Martinsons

Today Holmen signed an agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products [...]

European damaged wood invades the Chinese timber market

Chinese timber imports fell by 21% in the first five months of 2020. Instead of 17.5 million m³, China [...]

Russia’s sawn timber and logs exports fall sharply in Jan.-May. 2020

During January-May 2020 Russia’s export of sawn timber made 7.3 mn tons, down 9.8% year-on [...]

Softwood lumber prices in US increase toward 2018 highs, demand drops

While demand for construction framing dimension softwood lumber continued to surpass supply last week, it was noticeable that buyer orders [...]

No strong COVID-19 signs in EU tropical timber import data

EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) tropical timber product imports continued to defy expectations of COVID-19 driven collapse in [...]

Brazil: Latest prices for exported tropical logs, sawnwood and plywood

In May 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of woodbased products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% compared to [...]