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Particularly good EU demand for sapele

Looking at individual species and products, importers in several EU countries, report particularly good demand for sapele in 2017, with [...]

Wood pellets price in Germany higher due to cold weather

The colder temperatures have caused a price increase for wood pellets in Germany during February. The national average price has [...]

Woodworking machinery industry in Italy shows great results for 2017

2017 was a good year for the industry Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers, according to Acimall's latest figures. The value [...]

China: 18% decline in softwood log imports and 10% in hardwood log imports expected for the next 10 years

China's logs, lumber and woodchips imports have been ascending rapidly and reached very high values. Between 2012 and 2017 [...]

China’s national standards committee revises redwood standards; recognized species down to 29 from 33

A revised national standard, (GB/T 18107-2017 effective 1 July 2018), for Chinese redwood has been released by the [...]

Canadian softwood lumber demand is forecast to remain high in the US

The ascending US housing starts and the tight softwood lumber supply from the Canadian lumber producers is expected to maintain [...]

Timber exports from Malaysia will increase by 5% in 2018

Timber exports from Malaysia are forecast to increase by 5% in 2018, from RM 23.22 billion in 2017, due [...]

US lumber prices near the all-time high

Framing lumber prices in the US picked up after a midweek drop, while many key prices continued for forge higher [...]

Analysis of trends in US hardwood markets

A recently published article explores US market developments that affect hardwood demand. Some industrial markets, such as pallets, packaging and [...]

Stable spruce prices in Austria; sawmills in short supply due to bad weather

Against the background of a persistently strong overall economy, the Austrian forestry and sawmill industry is struggling with the winter [...]