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Archives: October 2022

Central European roundwood markets are at a turning point

Forests in much of Central Europe have recently suffered extensive damage from a bark beetle outbreak, leading to temporary increases [...]

B.C. lumber giants still report good profits in Q3/2022, but outlook negative

Inflation and its cure, rising interest rates, are beginning to hit the bottom lines of two of B.C.’s [...]

Holmen and SCA plan to build large sawmill in northern Sweden

Holmen and SCA have decided to initiate a pre-study to evaluate the viability of building a new, large-scale [...]

Vietnam’s wood trade under pressure due to logging, Ukraine war

Reputational risks are piling up for a Vietnamese lumber industry already beset by a falloff in demand from the heights [...]

Europe’s Nordic forestry giants deliver great Q3 results, lumber markets weaken

Forestry giants in Northern Europe, Stora Enso, UPM and Metsä Group have benefited from the rising prices on their financial [...]

China: Softwood log demand and prices low; spruce imports from Europe down sharply

China softwood log inventory remains below the 4m m3 despite China having the Golden Week holiday at the start of [...]

Price of birch wood rising sharply in Finland

The halt in Russian imports has pushed up the price of birch wood in Finland, which is in high demand [...]

Wood prices expected to continue to rise in Latvia

Currently, there is a shortage of wood and especially pellets in Europe. And at least not yet, it is not [...]

Softwood log prices continue fall in Germany

The German producer price indices for spruce partially stopped their upward trend in August 2022. On average the index for [...]

North American sawmills to cut production in bid to lift lumber prices

A string of sawmill curtailments has buoyed lumber prices amid a flood of dismal housing data.     [...]