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Germany: Relaxation on the pellet market in sight

On the pellet market in Germany, there are signs of declining demand accompanied by a normalization of prices and delivery [...]

IKEA’s FY sales jump as it starts to lower prices

Ikea’s global sales increased 5.6% to €39.5 billion in its 2022 financial year and the UK was [...]

European wood-based panels manufacturers facing perfect storm this winter

Wood-based panel producers in Europe are likely to face a complicated winter due to the multiple challenges of reduced [...]

The Russian timber industry is in a difficult situation, but not critical

On October 11 and 12, 2022, the 24th St. Petersburg International Forest Industry Forum was held. At the event, several [...]

Timber imports into the UK have slowed but stocks are steady

Recent years have seen the price of timber shoot up and on the back of the Covid pandemic many builders [...]

Austria: Sawlog prices stable in October; demand from sawmills low

Persistent economic uncertainties, constantly rising costs in all areas and a lack of new orders continue to reduce sawn timber [...]

U.S. lumber prices could rise again

U.S. softwood lumber futures dropped 72.7% from the March 2022 high to the September 2022 low. The six [...]

Germany: Producer price index for softwood and hardwood sawn timber shows mixed developments

According to the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the German producer price indices for commercial products such as sawn timber [...]

Poland: OSB and softwood lumber prices fall sharply

September is the second month in a row in which a drop in the prices of OSB boards and softwood [...]

U.S. sawmills produce more softwood lumber, while Canadian output drops

U.S. sawmills in July produced 3.105 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber, up 2.1% from the [...]