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Koskisen to build new wood processing plant in Järvelä, Finland

Koskisen will carry out an investment in Kärkölä worth Euro 48 million, with production scheduled to start up [...]

Outlook for N. American softwood lumber price evolution this autumn

In August, the lumber futures price did not fall below the August 2021 $448 low. On September 1, the price [...]

Canadian softwood lumber export price drops sharply in July

In July, the average price for softwood lumber exported from Canada decreased 15.5% compared to the previous month at [...]

Softwood lumber prices continue to drop in N. America

Lumber prices usually drop around Labour Day (September 05) then keep falling until US Thanksgiving (late November), which normally marks [...]

Wood pellet capacity continues to expand in N. America

Global wood pellet demand continues to soar, with tight market conditions likely to spur significant investments in new production facilities [...]

Austria: Sawlog prices significantly reduced

The Austrian sawmill industry is currently sufficiently stocked with logs and damaged wood is increasing. Due to the hot, dry [...]

Germans are looking to firewood for energy as gas prices soar

Skyrocketing prices for natural gas have Europeans scrambling for alternative energy sources. In Germany, where households face a 480 euro [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for lumber imports

CIF prices for China’s lumber imports from most suppliers rose in the first half of 2022, except for Thailand [...]

Sweden’s sawn timber market expected to be hot this autumn

Wood prices in Sweden are now at or close to peak level, Danke Bank estimates in its review. The demand [...]

Ukraine war creates new opportunities in the EU market for some tropical wood products

Between April and June this year, EU27 import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was, in dollar terms [...]