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Optimistic outlook for the German softwood lumber market

During the Q4/2016, the softwood companies in Germany kept on the positive trend.    The results [...]

Glulam industry in Sweden breaks record after record

The Swedish glulam industry continues to break records. In 2016, sales increased by 13.5% as compared to 2015, which [...]

Russia’s softwood lumber invades the Chinese market

China's softwood lumber imports hit a new record of 21.58 million cubic meters in 2016, up 24 percent [...]

US lumber prices boom tied to pending duties on Canadian exports

The U.S. lumber markets are already seeing some major price volatility, where W-SPF lumber prices soared by a [...]

North American imports of temperate and tropical sawnwood went 15% down

Annual imports of temperate and tropical sawn hardwood in North America decreased by 15% in 2016, as compared to the [...]

Japan: Risk for yen fluctuation might cause lower orders for imported plywood

Strong supply pattern continues on both domestic and imported plywood in Japan. Active orders on domestic softwood plywood from precutting [...]

Wood pellets price in Austria increased 3.7% in February

Enplus A1 pellets' price in Austria got to an average of EUR 238.5 per tonne, or 4.87 Cent [...]

Wooden furniture trade in Europe growing slowly

EU trade in wood furniture has been rising slowly since December 2013. This is due partly to improving consumption of [...]

China increased log imports by almost 10% during 2016

China imported 48,724,700 cubic meters of logs during the whole year 2016. This represents a 9.33% increase [...]

Canadian lumber exports to China fell 10% in 2016

In 2016, Canada exported a total of 29.2775 million cubic meters of softwood lumber, compared with the 2015 annual [...]