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Archives: 2021

N. America: Seller confidence returns as lumber price increases accelerate

After a big lull in sales and steeply falling lumber prices — albeit from unsustainable highs — for the week ending Sept [...]

Trends in the global forest industry in Q3/2021

Softwood sawlog prices have gone up in worldwide in the past year. By far, the most significant increases have occurred [...]

Lumber exports from Europe to the United States increased by 39%

    Due to an unprecedented domestic demand, US massively imported lumber from Europe in the first seven [...]

Fears that collapse of China’s real estate giant Evergrande could spread to global markets

Global investors have been paying more and more attention to Evergrande, the sprawling Chinese real estate business on the brink [...]

French oak market close to overheating due to unprecedented price surge

Rarely has a rise in wood prices been so sharp and brutal in France. While oak prices took a hit [...]

African wood trade disrupted by shipping problems

African producers have indicated that the anticipated rise in demand following the western hemisphere holiday period has not yet materalised [...]

US: High uncertainty in volatile OSB market

After reaching historic highs in June, the price of OSB in US began to drop through the summer, at one [...]

New Zealand log prices in September flat as shipping congestion charges ease slightly

The September AWG prices for New Zealand export logs remained relatively unchanged from August prices. Pricing was flat to two [...]

Port congestions impact log supply to China

Log stocks in China have not increased but there is a lot of volume on boats queuing at Chinese ports [...]

Austria: Delivery times and prices on the timber market are back to normal

Wood in Austria has been in short supply in recent months and the prices are horrendous. According to the Austrian [...]