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Global sawmill sector’s shrinking profit margins in late 2018

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in [...]

Sharp fall in pellet prices in Germany

The price of wood pellets in Germany has fallen sharply in April 2019.    One tonne of [...]

Vostok-Resurs in Russia plans to start 250,000 m3/year sawmill this autumn

Heinola is building a full-profiling sawline for Vostok Resurs in Russia.    The sawline is part [...]

Trade impact of FLEGT licensing

Based on structured interviews with around 150 companies in the seven main EU markets for tropical timber products (Belgium, France [...]

France: Oak prices rise sharply in 2018

The selling price of standing timber in France's private forests has been growing steadily since 2012. The overall evolution [...]

Prices of Swiss wood pellets drop sharply in April

Consumer prices for wood pellets in Switzerland fell sharply in April. This means that the price decline at the end [...]

Myanmar teak logs prices see impressive rise as EU regulations strengthen

Despite the European legislation and its Timber Regulation (EUTR) that is supposed to moralize commercial practices, the teak market remains [...]

Lithuania: Pine and spruce sawlogs more expensive in March 2019

After a stable February, Lithuanian roundwood prices went up again in March both as compared to February as well as [...]

Romania: Cartel forming accusations over Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger

The Romanian Competition Council has extended again the investigation on the local timber market over 35 more companies operating in [...]

Challenging market for wood furniture external suppliers to the EU

Prospects for non-EU wood furniture suppliers selling into the EU are mixed. All suppliers face an uphill struggle to [...]