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Emerging hardwood market challenges and opportunities in Europe

The sawn hardwood trade in Europe experienced a period of unprecedented demand and good margins in 2021 and the first [...]

Mixed developments in China-EU wood products trade

According to China Customs in the first nine months of 2022 China’s log imports fell 32% to 33 million [...]

Egger invests 25 million euros in the Unterradlberg plant

The Egger Group invested in the 25 million euros in its Lower Austrian production facility in Unterradlberg. This involves investments [...]

Wood industry at COP 27: Combining climate protection and business

At the COP 27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Austria's timber industry is focusing on [...]

Pellet prices in Germany fall drastically

Pellet prices fell in Germany to €555/t in the second week of November. This means that wood pellets now [...]

Austria: Sawlog prices stable in November 2022

The Austrian sawmill industry is sufficiently stocked with softwood logs corresponding to the current demand, but there are regional differences [...]

Pallets and packaging prices to remain high due to supply chain cost pressures

While raw material prices have dropped, other high inputs will keep the cost of pallets and packaging high, Fefpeb has [...]

Central Africa: Log export ban postponed indefinitely

In Central Africa, the ban on the export of logs will no longer take effect from 1 January 2023. The [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices continue to rise in Q3/2022

During the third quarter of 2022, delivery timber prices for both sawlogs and pulpwood in Sweden increased in comparison with [...]

France: Depression on the Douglas fir market; prices in freefall

The downward trend in the Douglas fir market is now clearly confirmed. We can even speak of a serious drop [...]