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Archives: April 2021

US lumber prices ‘could spiral out of control in the next few months’

Last week the price per thousand board feet of lumber soared to an all-time high of $1,188.  Since [...]

High market dynamics are causing unrest in the German sawmill industry

In the past few weeks, industry and media reports about warned about a lack of lumber in Germany.   [...]

India: Log and sawn timber import market hit hard by latest Covid-19 wave

The log market in Kandla was improving, and logs were in short supply in Tuticorin before the latest wave of [...]

Prices for New Zealand logs exported to China at record levels

The CFR prices for New Zealand radiata pine logs in China increased approximately 20 USD over the last month. The [...]

International wood markets volatility

Over the last six months we have witnessed one of the most volatile periods in forest product markets we've [...]

Prices of N. American softwood lumber products surpass seemingly impossible highs

There aren't many adjectives left to describe these non-stop increasing lumber prices. Customers who regularly make large-volume [...]

China’s softwood lumber import fells sharply in Q1/2021; inventories low

China imported approximately 4.13 million m3 of softwood lumber during January-March 2021. This means a reduction with 20 [...]

Setra launches planed timber exports to the US

Setra's first delivery of planed timber went from Varberg, Sweden, to Port Canaveral in Florida and will be distributed [...]

Impact of Covid-19 on top Canadian lumber producers

COVID-19 delivered a year like no other in 2020, and the high demand for lumber is continuing into 2021 [...]

China’s softwood log imports remain strong in Q1/2021 despite shipping issues and rising prices

Softwood log market in China remained strong throughout the first quarter of 2021 with exporters paying king’s ransom for [...]