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Covid 19 recovery to cause high wood prices and low wood availability

Recently, concerns were raised regarding the mounting pressure on the availability of wood in Europe which is likely to impact [...]

US appeals to WTO ruling on Canadian lumber subsidies

The United States said Monday it had appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that favoured Canada in a longstanding battle [...]

Congo basin member states to ban timber exports

In a bid to stimulate the production of timber to the GDP of Central African States, members countries of the [...]

Swedish Norra Timber to raise sawmill production capacity

Swedish Norra Timber is now investing in three batch kilns each to its sawmills in Kåge and Sävar [...]

China: Rising demand for logs and lumber as a strong construction season is expected

Sawmills report increased sale prices for lumber in Asian markets. These increases were agreed relatively quickly by the buyers which [...]

B.C. forest industry to fully take advantage of the record lumber prices

A record demand and reduced supplies have pushed the price of 2x4s to historic highs but the B.C. forest [...]

Södra to increase price for spruce timber as demand from the sawmill industry is high

The global economy is still uncertain due to the pandemic, but for the sawmill industry, the market has strengthened during [...]

Covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted Chinese wooden furniture exports and imports

Under the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the value of China’s wooden furniture exports fell 24% to [...]

Finland: Roundwood price evolutions in August 2020

The average price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 53.8 per cubic metre, and the price for spruce [...]

Egger begins operations at its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Lexington

Egger, one of the world's leading wood-based solutions suppliers, has completed its first raw particleboard production, marking the [...]