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Archives: August 2021

Switzerland: Roundwood prices remain low despite boom in lumber

The Swiss wood market has been out of joint for months. Above all, the prices for lumber have practically exploded [...]

N. American lumber dealers are now reporting excess stock as prices cool

Supply conditions in the US lumber market have shifted rapidly as prices have normalized, with 49% of dealers saying they [...]

RoyOMartin to build new $211 million OSB plant in Texas

Engineered wood giant RoyOMartin will establish a new OSB production facility in Texas under its subsidiary Corrigan OSB.    [...]

Russia boosts lumber exports to the EU countries

In Europe, the positive dynamics of growth rates in the construction sector continues. However, due to the high level of [...]

Polish wood industry calls for ban on roundwood exports as prices skyrocket

''We need a ban on the export of unprocessed wood,'' said Rafał Szefler, director of the Polish Chamber of Commerce [...]

N. American lumber prices drop to nine-month low

North American lumber futures slid to the bottom in additional than 9 months after sawmills ramped up manufacturing and demand [...]

Interfor announces US$ 30 million sawmill expansion

Interfor Corp. plans to invest $30 million to expand its Summerville sawmill, just months after acquiring the business from WestRock [...]

Low current demand for logs in China

A number of factors have reduced the immediate demand for logs in China.     Firstly, the quantity [...]

French sawmills want to curb massive log exports to China

China is buying more and more French timber. The French National Timber Federation wants to curb these exports to protect [...]

N. American lumber prices plummet all the way back to 2018 levels

This spring lumber prices went on a historic run—shooting up over 300%—but that's all over now. Last [...]