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US lumber prices finally starting to decrease, supply shortages persist, caution required

Lumber prices are finally beginning to decrease after months of skyrocketing prices amid the pandemic.    At [...]

Demand for logs strong in China due to busy construction season

   Log inventory in China has increased about 300k m3 in the last month to around 4.6m m3 [...]

Sweden: Falling trend in roundwood prices continued in Q3/2020

   The trend of decreasing delivery roundwood prices continued during the third quarter of 2020 in Sweden. The price [...]

Homann builds a new MDF/HDF production facility in Lithuania

   With the aim of a strategic expansion of the location, Homann Holzwerkstoffe GmbH signed a contract for the [...]

Swedish Setra plans to ramp up production to meet strong demand in global markets

   Swedish sawmilling group Setra plans to fully ramp up production during the autumn in response to strong demand [...]

Raute receives Euro 55 million orders from LLC Plitwood in Russia

   Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately Euro 55 million from LLC Plitwood in Russia.     [...]

Outlook of the Swedish softwood lumber market in post-corona crisis

The supply of sawlogs has been relatively good in Sweden for 2020. No significant impacts due to the coronavirus. Most [...]

European bark beetle crisis has far-reaching implications in the global lumber markets

   The Central European spruce bark beetle catastrophe is changing domestic industries within Europe and in many global markets [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber at main timber distribution markets in October 2020

This index contains the most update prices of lumber from three major timber distribution markets in China: Shanghai Furen Timber [...]

Lumber shortage in the US

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's latest commercial construction index, lumber is currently the highest reported material [...]