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Sweden: Sawlog prices in 1Q 2019 much higher than last year

Sawlog prices in Sweden had a different development during the 1Q 2019. The Northern and Southern regions showed marginal price [...]

Arauco inaugurates its giant plant in Grayling, Michigan

Last week, Arauco held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its state-of-the-art particleboard and lamination facility in Grayling [...]

Building on tropical hardwood’s construction potential

Advocacy for using timber as a mainstream modern construction material is increasing in Europe and other regions. Faced with the [...]

China: Imports of sawnwood drop, but prices rise

According to China Customs, 2018 sawnwood imports totalled 36.74 million cubic metres valued at US$10.13 billion, a [...]

US lumber prices in free fall

Prices of framing lumber the US continued to retreat amid a slow-developing increase in seasonal demand.    [...]

Global sawmill sector’s shrinking profit margins in late 2018

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in [...]

Sharp fall in pellet prices in Germany

The price of wood pellets in Germany has fallen sharply in April 2019.    One tonne of [...]

Canadian Uniboard to increase MDF capacity

Building on the success of the recent Microwave project with a CAD 7 million investment in 2016, Uniboard announces an [...]

Vostok-Resurs in Russia plans to start 250,000 m3/year sawmill this autumn

Heinola is building a full-profiling sawline for Vostok Resurs in Russia.    The sawline is part [...]

Trade impact of FLEGT licensing

Based on structured interviews with around 150 companies in the seven main EU markets for tropical timber products (Belgium, France [...]