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Finland: Lumber prices start to fall sharply

Uncertainty is already visible in Finland's lumber market, and demand and prices for lumber have started to fall sharply [...]

Russian sawmills hit by sanctions

Already in May 2022, Russian sawmilling companies were able to largely feel the impact of sanctions and restrictions on their [...]

The European sawmill industry is skeptical about the third quarter of 2022

The first months of 2022 were very positive for the industry thanks to strong demand. Thanks to a stable supply [...]

Plywood plants of Russian Sveza work at 20-40% of capacity

Aleksey Mordashov, head of the board of directors of Severstal, which also owns the leading Russian birch plywood producer Sveza [...]

Wood supply shortage expected to hit European markets in the coming months

European parquet markets have diverged in 2022. While Italy, Scandinavia and Spain have seen continuing increases in demand, the markets [...]

North American lumber prices remain near recent lows as new home construction sinks

   Lumber prices remained near recent lows as construction on new homes fell while mortgage rates jumped.   [...]

Fuel prices forcing shutdowns, threaten entire US timber supply chain

Skyrocketing, record-breaking diesel fuel prices are forcing some logging and trucking operations to shut down. More shutdowns will follow [...]

European sawn hardwood production at highest level since 2008

Production of sawn hardwood in Europe was significantly impacted by the coronavirus crisis in 2020 with a strong decline particularly [...]

Brazil boosts plywood exports to EU as falling supplies to US

In May, Brazil reduced plywood exports to the U.S. by 38% year-on-year to 101 thousand m3. At [...]

UK boosts imports of lower-priced Latvian hardwoods

UK hardwood import volumes shot up by 30% in Q1 2022 as compared to the same period in 2021 - the [...]