Archives: September 2021

Poland’s timber industry in crisis; calls for wood export ban

The wood sales system proposed by the Poland's State Forests for 2022 is a catastrophe and will deepen the [...]

Latvia: Softwood sawlog prices reach unprecedented levels

Latvia's timber market is currently experiencing rising prices for roundwood, which have been affected by global market movements and [...]

North American lumber prices return to normal levels

Lumber end-users and resellers alike shed their reluctance of the past few months to make purchases, as prices have [...]

Georgia-Pacific to invest $120 million in Texas plant

Georgia-Pacific announced that their Pineland Lumber Complex in Texas will undergo $120 million in additions and improvements in an [...]

UFP acquires Alabama wood distributor in anticipation of growing demand

Anticipating an uptick in demand for factory-built housing, Grand Rapids-based wood products manufacturer UFP Industries Inc. announced the [...]

Why U.S. lumber prices are suddenly rising again?

A month after U.S. lumber prices finally returned to normal, prices for wood are ticking up once again—and [...]

France, the largest supplier of oak logs to China

China Customs data shows France has been the largest supplier of oak imports since 2014. Previously Russia was the main [...]

Czech Republic will cancel compensation for bark beetles due to skyrocketing wood prices

Czech forest owners can no longer count on the state to compensate them for low prices with huge sums. Wood [...]

Finnish Pölkky Oy plans new investment at Kajaani sawmill

At its production plant in Kajaani, Pölkky Oy invests in a modern sorting plant complex at its Kajaani sawmill [...]

China: Power cuts hit factories and give container shipping another shock

Power rationing and forced cuts to factory production in China are widening amid electricity supply issues and a push to [...]