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Swedish sawmills have lowest stocks in 20 years; pressure on sawn wood prices

Demand for wood products remains high, but their supply is limited. Despite full production and manufacturing records in March, Swedish [...]

German raw wood exports increased by 42.6% in 2020

Germany's exports of raw wood in 2020 amounted to around 12.7 million m3 with a value of € 845 [...]

Canadian lumber giants expand production capacity in US

North American lumber companies plan to ramp up production by expanding existing mills as strong home construction fuels the need [...]

Timber prices are exploding in Germany; significant supply shortage

Wood for Germany's construction sites is becoming scarce.  Real estate companies warn that urgently needed housing construction is threatened [...]

Drax to build three new pellet plants in Arkansas

Drax Group will begin constructing the first of three new ‘satellite’ pellet plants in Arkansas.    The [...]

Global trade of wood chips dropped sharply in 2020

Global trade of wood chips, which are mainly used by pulpmills, grew from about 21 million tons in 2009 to [...]

The global timber crisis is expected to continue for a long time

The global shortage of timber is getting worse. Due to the superposition of various factors such as strong housing demand [...]

China: Prices for imported European spruce logs at record highs

For the Chinese timber import market, 2021 can be described as a crazy year. The prices of most wood species [...]