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Wood pellet capacity continues to expand in N. America

Global wood pellet demand continues to soar, with tight market conditions likely to spur significant investments in new production facilities [...]

Austria: Sawlog prices significantly reduced

The Austrian sawmill industry is currently sufficiently stocked with logs and damaged wood is increasing. Due to the hot, dry [...]

Germans are looking to firewood for energy as gas prices soar

Skyrocketing prices for natural gas have Europeans scrambling for alternative energy sources. In Germany, where households face a 480 euro [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for lumber imports

CIF prices for China’s lumber imports from most suppliers rose in the first half of 2022, except for Thailand [...]

Sweden’s sawn timber market expected to be hot this autumn

Wood prices in Sweden are now at or close to peak level, Danke Bank estimates in its review. The demand [...]

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 [...]

Western Forest Products completes acquisition of Calvert Company

Western Forest Products Inc. announced its wholly owned subsidiary, WFP Engineered Products LLC, has completed the acquisition of certain assets [...]

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 [...]