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Archives: February 2022

N. American lumber prices have never been this high ahead of the building season

The spring construction season is about to begin as homeowners face some of the highest lumber prices ever for this [...]

European logs and lumber exports face delays due to transportation problems

There is still delay of exporting European logs and lumber due to difficulty of loading and unloading at ports in [...]

Lumber prices rise again as Canada’s biggest producers reduce output

Lumber futures rose to the highest in a month as some of Canada’s biggest producers reduce output and transportation [...]

North American wood pellet exports at record high in 2021

North American wood pellet exports hit a record high in 2021, boosted by demand from Asia and the Netherlands.  [...]

Canfor to permanently reduce production capacity at Plateau sawmill

Canfor announced Tuesday (Feb. 15) that they are permanently reducing production capacity at the Plateau sawmill in Vanderhoof which will [...]

Germany: Recent auctions bring record prices both for hardwood and softwood timber

Some recent auctions organized in Germany's forests reveal record prices both for softwood logs as well as for hardwood [...]

China: Sharp rise in CIF prices for softwood log imports

According to China Customs, log imports in 2021 totalled 63.58 million cubic metres valued at US$11.594 billion [...]

US softwood lumber production up slightly in Jan.-Nov. 2021

Recovering somewhat from multiple supply disruptions, for January to November 2021 softwood lumber production volumes across North America rose slightly [...]

Austria: Some log prices increased sharply in February 2022

The storm at the beginning of February caused slight regional damage in Austrian forests. Overall, however, according to the Austrian [...]