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Russian plywood mills continue to reduce capacity utilization

Exports of plywood from Russia without the ability to ship to Europe in July-August 2022 collapsed twice compared to [...]

Ireland: Falling timber prices in Q3/2022

Economic uncertainty due to the war in Ukraine and a decline in consumer confidence is impacting on timber prices in [...]

Finland: Fall in log prices in September

Timber trade in Finland continued brisk in September, with the total volume five per cent higher than the average for [...]

Brazil, Uruguary wood chip exports rise, Chile shipments decline

Eucalyptus plantations in Latin America are a significant supply source to pulpmills in China and Japan. However, the Latin American [...]

Södra’s roundwood prices increased again

Södra raises the prices of industrial roundwood and fuel wood purchased from members, after seven months from the last [...]

Carlyle to acquire Garnica Plywood

Global investment firm Carlyle has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Grupo Garnica Plywood, S.A., a leading global [...]

Global softwood log trade drops by 20%

A halt in Russian log exports and reduced wood demand in China contributed to a 20% decline in international softwood [...]

European parquet market falling; outlook negative

European parquet consumption has started to decline during the first semester 2022, reflecting the ambient climate of uncertainties.   [...]

Germany: Relaxation on the pellet market in sight

On the pellet market in Germany, there are signs of declining demand accompanied by a normalization of prices and delivery [...]

IKEA’s FY sales jump as it starts to lower prices

Ikea’s global sales increased 5.6% to €39.5 billion in its 2022 financial year and the UK was [...]