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France: Oak log prices at record levels despite uncertain market

How much longer will the planets remain aligned for the oak tree? At the beginning of September 2022, this is [...]

Sweden’s softwood lumber exports: less to Europe, more to US and Asia

In the first seven months of 2022, Sweden has exported about 7,7 million cubic meters of sawn and planed [...]

Setra to invest in a pellet plant in Långshyttan mill

Setra, one of Sweden’s largest wood products companies, announced that it intends to invest in its own pellet production [...]

US lumber prices fall to around pre-pandemic levels

US lumber prices have fallen to their lowest level in more than two years, bringing two-by-fours back to [...]

Global CLT market expected to more than double by 2027

The global cross-laminated timber (CLT) market was valued at US$786.71 million in 2019 and is expected to [...]

Shortage of hardwood in Germany as more is exported to China

The German wood industry is in a crisis mood: more and more hardwood is being exported to China, although the [...]

Finland: Weakening sawn timber demand lowers prices and cuts exports

Finland's sawn timber market is facing something new, as the demand has declined during the spring. In January-June [...]

Firewood shortages in France are pushing up the price of logs

Firewood shortages in France are intensifying and prices have jumped by more than 20% since June due to soaring demand [...]

Austria: Low processing level of the sawmill industry, log prices drop

In Austria, Styria and Carinthia were the hardest hit by the thunderstorms in August. According to the Austrian Chamber of [...]

Energetic use of wood: is the criticism justified?

Concerned about the energy supply, many are turning to wood as a fuel. However, media reports have given the energetic [...]