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With lumber prices skyrocketing, professor develops method to predict future price changes

At a time when lumber prices are skyrocketing, an Oregon State University researcher has developed a new way to predict [...]

The European sawmill industry could have long-term benefits from the Covid-19 pandemic

When in late February 2020 it became apparent that the Covid-19 virus would wreak havoc not just in China [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices still flat

It was an uneven lumber market for the week ending March 26 as print prices came in “all over the [...]

New cooperation project aims to boost European exports of wooden products to China

At present, China is the world's largest timber processing and wood product production base and the most important wood [...]

European wood pellet market outlook – Where will the raw material come from?

The forecasted growth in wood pellet production in Europe will increase competition for wood fiber and require new feedstock sources [...]

Södra to purchase sawmill and timber treatment facility

Södra is acquiring Ture Johanssons Trävaru AB and AB Tenhults Impregneringsverk.     According to the [...]

Sharp rise in Brazilian wood product exports

In February 2021 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 30.5% in value compared to [...]

European countries are conquering China’s softwood import market

Due to the bark beetle infestation, the European countries have gained serious market shares in China's softwood logs and [...]

China: Timber prices soar, supplies short amid virus disruptions

Timber prices in China soared as imports have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put much stress [...]

Soaring freight rates adding pressure on the plywood market

A key concern in the plywood sector is soaring freight rates, notably in containerized trade. With global container distribution disrupted [...]