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Skyrocketing wood prices in Japan due to Ukraine war

The war in Ukraine has inflated the cost of timber in Japan.    Russia’s retaliatory measures [...]

France: Considerable rise in lumber prices for Q1/2022

As the below table shows, Q1/2022 prices for various lumber products in France have shown a considerable rise both [...]

Finland: Strong demand in the timber market as imports collapse; wood prices will rise

Finland's wood market has begun to pick up in recent weeks. Purchase volumes and prices of wood have risen [...]

New Zealand log export prices at a low level in June

June is historically the poorest performing month in the New Zealand export log market and this June is no exception [...]

Global port congestion improves, freight rates will remain high

High freight costs, congestion at terminals, earlier peak seasons and due to strict Covid-19 lockdown measures have had a [...]

Some sawmills in Russia expected to curtail production from July

The decline in export volumes due to EU sanctions against the backdrop of rising transportation tariffs and a stronger ruble [...]

Ponsse adjusts operations: “Russian market too big to replace”

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Ponsse will start personnel negotiations next week.    The negotiations will focus on [...]

Rebound in China’s log imports expected from August

Generally, in June there is a supply and demand imbalance in China as the seasonal demand drops during the Chinese [...]

Spruce log prices in Germany continue to rise

In March 2022, the German producer price indices for spruce continued their almost uninterrupted upward trend since March 2021.  [...]