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China’s raw material sourcing to be substantially impacted by Russia’s 2022 log export ban

   Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and could reach [...]

Encouraging signs in the US plywood market

   US plywood markets remain quiet and slow on the buy side, over all. Though there are encouraging signs [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices drop sharply, but remain high

   “What goes up must come down,” as the saying goes. Particularly when talking about markets. After holding firm [...]

German furniture manufacturers are launching an export offensive to Scandinavian countries

   Despite the currently difficult environment the German furniture industry is continuing its export offensive.      [...]

France: Estimates see a doubling in bark beetle wood volume in 2021

   The bark beetle crisis has affected spruce forests in the north-eastern quarter of France since the summer [...]

North American lumber prices see continuous drop

   Recently, producer and wholesaler dimension softwood lumber prices across North America dropped, as expected for this time of [...]

New Zealand: Prices for exported logs on the rise as demand in China is strong

   Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong with regional differences in log supply [...]

Sweden: Falling trend in roundwood prices continued in Q3/2020

   The trend of decreasing delivery roundwood prices continued during the third quarter of 2020 in Sweden. The price [...]

Swedish Setra plans to ramp up production to meet strong demand in global markets

   Swedish sawmilling group Setra plans to fully ramp up production during the autumn in response to strong demand [...]