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USA becoming a more attractive market for the European softwood lumber

European softwood lumber shipments to the US have reached levels unseen since before the global financial crisis. Exports almost doubled [...]

Sweden: Bark beetle outbreak hits sawlog prices

Both sawlog and pulpwood prices in Sweden decreased during the 3Q 2019 for the first time since 2016, as the [...]

Global wooden furniture market expected to grow 32% by 2025

The size of the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow from $395 billion in 2018 to more than [...]

Norbord to curtail one OSB production line due to poor market conditions and demand

Norbord Inc. announced that effective mid-November, it will indefinitely curtail production on Line 1 of its two-line oriented [...]

Spruce sawlog prices fall sharply in Estonia

All sawlog assortments have become cheaper in Estonia in September 2019. The bark beetle crisis has apparently started to be [...]

Europe’s largest wood pellet producer concludes acquisition of former German Pellets assets in US

Acquisition of the Texas Pellets pellet manufacturing plant offers a possibility to increase the group´s production capacity up to [...]

Disruption in European lumber market due to the bark beetle expected to continue for some years

Disruption in European lumber market caused by log glut from bark beetle infestation is expected to continue for some years [...]

Kronospan might build a new chipboard plant in Russia

Peter Kindl, founder of Kronospan Holding Ltd, attended a working meeting with regional governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev [...]

Prefabricated wood construction to make new leap in Chile

The Chilean company E2E is a joint venture between Arauco and the Belgian company Etex. Its factory, which has been [...]

France: Softwood markets and prices still disturbed by the bark beetle

What volumes of wood will be harvested in France in 2019? Difficult to answer this question. Due to the rapid [...]