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Archives: September 2020

Sawlog prices down globally in Q2/2020

Sawlog prices fell in most of the major regions of the world in the 2Q/20. A strengthening US dollar [...]

Initial reports indicate heavy timber damage in Louisiana and Texas from Hurricane Laura

Early reports from Louisiana in areas battered by Hurricane Laura are indicating that forestland losses will be extensive. There are [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices increase by smaller amounts as demand slows

The unprecedented increases in North America construction framing softwood lumber prices seen so far during 2020 slowed somewhat last week [...]

Tschopp Holzindustrie to invest in a new sawmill

Tschopp Holzindustrie to build a new sawmill in Switzerland. This will replace the existing plant, which has been operating at [...]

Impact of COVID-19 on the EU tropical wood market varies across member states

The impact of COVID-19 on imports of tropical wood and wood furniture on individual EU27 countries has varied widely [...]

Swedish sawmills take advantage of opportunities in the US market

Danske Bank's head of the forestry and agriculture business area, Johan Freij, summarizes the situation in the timber market [...]

Roundwood prices plummet in Estonia

Under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the price pressure of the bark beetle infestation in Central Europe [...]

US lumber market: Sawmills struggle to supply

The price of lumber in the Chicago futures market is at an all-time high. The demand for lumber is [...]

Weak MDF market in China

According to Chinese market insiders, the weakness of the downstream furniture market in China this year has led to a [...]

Canada to keep fighting U.S. on softwood lumber, says Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed last week to keep up the fight against the never-ending effort in the [...]