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Archives: March 2022

N. American lumber prices flatten due to supply-demand balance

Industry players hoped a balance of supply and demand has been reached, so price volatility settles down and true volumes [...]

Russia increases softwood lumber shipments to China

In February 2022, Russia’s exports of softwood lumber to China expanded 6.9% year-on-year to 810.4 [...]

ENplus suspended all certified pellet companies in Belarus and Russia

In response to Russia's illegitimate invasion of Ukraine, ENplus, a world-leading certification scheme to guarantee high-quality wood [...]

Finland’s forestry giants call for logging at full capacity to fill up the Russian void

The Finnish forestry giant UPM intends to harvest wood in Finland at full capacity, although the company's pulp mills [...]

Western Forest Products curtails sawmill due to lack of logs

Western Forest Products (WFP) announced that starting this week, their Chemainus Sawmill is once again undergoing a production curtailment due [...]

European logs and lumber trade to change dramatically in coming years

Trade of logs and lumber in Europe will change dramatically in the coming years as timber harvests in Central Europe [...]

Croatian wood flooring producers hit hard by Russian sanctions

Croatian wood flooring manufacturers have become an unlikely victim in the sanctions most of the world has imposed on Russia [...]

Outlook for Finland’s forest industry uncertain

The effects of the war launched by Russia are reflected in the market for forest industry products in many ways [...]

Swedish forest owners’ associations are increasing the purchase prices of wood

In recent weeks, all Swedish forest owners' organizations have increased the prices of the wood they buy for their members [...]

Does the EU rely on Russia for its wood?

Three weeks have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. It is now becoming evident how reliant the European Union is on [...]