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Ukraine war creates new opportunities in the EU market for some tropical wood products

Between April and June this year, EU27 import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was, in dollar terms [...]

India: Current trends in the wood import market

Relatively cheap kiln dried sawn timber from Europe is flooding Mundra port in the range of 180 to 200 EUR [...]

Canfor to curtail production at its sawmills in Sweden

Canfor Corporation announced that effective September 12, 2022, it intends to reduce operations at its Swedish facilities due to a [...]

French softwood sawmills report significant market slowdown

At the start of September, many sawmill owners in France are asking themselves questions about the evolution of the markets [...]

China: August review of the softwood log market

China softwood log inventory has remained stable at about 4.6 - 4.7m. Fresh pine logs are sold quickly after [...]

‘Timber cities’ could save a billion tonnes of emissions by 2100, scientists say

Making new homes out of wood instead of steel and concrete could avoid more than 100 billion tonnes of CO2 [...]

Metsä Tissue curtails production due to high energy prices

Metsä Tissue has had to curtail its production both in its Zilina mill, Slovakia, and Kreuzau mill in Germany for [...]

Softwood supply in UK far in excess of demand

    UK softwood trading has continued its subdued trend into August with supply far in excess of [...]

The European timber market to face multiple new normals

Inventory levels at most European lumber mills were running low at the start of 2021. By the middle of the [...]

The price of wood in Latvia has experienced unprecedented fluctuations

In the first half of 2022, the price of wood in Latvia has experienced unprecedented fluctuations, starting with atypical price [...]