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Cautious optimism about future EU plywood demand

Looking to the future, despite recent supply issues and price hikes, EU importers say that they remain cautiously optimistic to [...]

US softwood lumber production on the rise while Canadian output falls

US sawmills produce 8.557 bbf of softwood lumber in first three months of 2018, up 2.7% year-over [...]

Substantial growth in 2017 Chinese sawn softwood imports from Finland

China’s 2017 sawn softwood imports surged 41% to 25.05 million cubic metres, accounting for 67% of total softwood [...]

German wood products price on an upward trend in May

Since the beginning of the year German sawyers have complained about the cheap price of sawmill residues. Now the price [...]

Solid EU plywood demand, rising import prices

Against this background, European plywood importers variously describe demand ranging from ‘stable and sound’ and ‘at a good level’, to [...]

Overview and outlook of the U.S. plywood market

The U.S. plywood market totaled 13.1M cubic metres in 2017, a decline of 3.1M cubic metres (or [...]

Finnish roundwood prices significantly rose in April

The prices for roundwood in Finland have increased significantly during April 2018, as compared to the same period last year [...]

Climbing prices for New Zealand radiata pine logs in May

Radiata pine log export prices from New Zealand have been rising significantly in May 2018. China has been importing radiata [...]

Wood pellets price in Austria higher than last year

Wood pellets prices in Austria keep stable in June, when compared to the previous month. The average retail price for [...]

China’s plywood trade disrupted by domestic environmental controls

Chinese plywood supply is reported by EU importers to be disrupted by tough new national environmental controls, which are forcing [...]