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Downward trend in Russian sawn timber prices persists

The Russian sawn timber market has remained challenging for both traders and distributors in June, with wholesale prices still at [...]

Implications for the forest industry of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement

The EU is one of the top 5 markets for wood and wood products (W&WP) exported from Vietnam [...]

BC forest industry going full-tilt due to record-breaking lumber prices

Finally, some good news for B.C.’s forestry sector. After hundreds of jobs were lost and a number of [...]

Skyrocketing lumber prices threaten the US economy

As the US fights to rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing — the one bright spot for [...]

China current wood imports and inventories

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.44 million m3 at the end of June 2020 [...]

China buys bark beetle-infested spruce from Germany, spurning Canada

The bark beetle has been a headache for Andreas Voss, chief wood marketer of Germany's most populous federal state [...]

EU wood furniture production sliding even before pandemic

Newly released Eurostat data indicates that the value of EU27+UK wood furniture production was €42.5 billion in 2019 [...]

Calamities and coronavirus: Bad prospects in the German and Austrian forest

The first half of the year was extremely bad for the majority of Austrian and German forest companies. In addition [...]

Softwood lumber prices at record highs in North America

North American softwood lumber manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, buyers, and end-users alike agree that this current supply-demand situation, and [...]