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Outlook of the Canadian softwood lumber market in 2020/2021

The main driver for Canadian softwood lumber production is not domestic consumption, but rather exports— and exports to the US [...]

Timber export ban will encourage Chinese investors to open processing plants in Russia

Russia's ban on the supply of unprocessed timber abroad will encourage Chinese businessmen to open timber processing plants in [...]

IKEA loses 1.5 billion euros due to corona crisis despite surge in online sales

     IKEA announced retail sales of 35.2 billion euros in the financial year to September. That [...]

European construction markets on the road to recovery

The European construction sector was severely affected by the pandemic in April but recovered strongly in most countries in the [...]

ISC 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic impact on the softwood market

On 8 October 2020 the 68th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held for the first time ever online [...]

Swedish sawmills defy corona crisis helped by rising global lumber demand and higher prices

Current situation of the Swedish forest industry     Swedish demand for sawn wood products has decreased by [...]

Finland: Timber market slowdown caused reduced timber prices

   Slowdown in the timber market reduced timber prices in Finland   Ongoing quiet year will turn into [...]

Global wood fiber markets in 2Q/20

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing fiber price indices [...]

Finland: Weak ability for sawmills to pay for raw materials due to low export prices of lumber

Almost 500 million cubic meters of lumber were produced worldwide last year, of which almost three quarters were coniferous lumber [...]

Lumber prices high across British Columbia as mills struggle to meet demand

Increased demand and a lack of supply have sent lumber prices soaring across British Columbia, while lumber mills work at [...]