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Estonia: Sawlog prices continue to rise at the beginning of the year

Roundwood prices in Estonia rose further in January 2019 from an already high level reported throughout 2018. Pine and spruce [...]

Finland: Exports of softwood lumber in 2018 negatively impacted by slow Chinese demand

The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world dropped by -6% during January - December 2018, as compared to the same [...]

Weather conditions weaken the US lumber market

Weather conditions continued to thwart the US softwood lumber trading. Buyers and sellers in US acknowledged that they were tiring [...]

The Italian woodworking machinery industry reports a positive 2018

All economic variables analyzed by the Studies office of Acimall,  the Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association, indicate that [...]

Recovery in EU wood imports continues in 2018

The total value of EU imports of wood products was 19.44 billion euro in 2018, 5.1% more than [...]

Stora Enso plans massive lay-offs in Finland due to lumber oversupply and high log prices

Stora Enso prepares for temporary lay-offs in its Wood Products division in Finland. The provisional lay-off plans concern [...]

Fibreboard market to experience high revenue growth through 2028

The progress experienced in the setup of urban infrastructures has significantly promoted the demand for fibreboard. This trend is not [...]

Destabilising effect of Brexit on the EU plywood market

The destabilising effect of Brexit for the UK and Europe more widely is expected to grow as the deadline date [...]

Finland: Log prices overview for January 2019

In January 2019, the Finnish pine log stumpage price came up to EUR 60.0 per m3, and the spruce [...]

Around 500 Chinese-owned sawmill firms are currently operating in Russia

Russia’s softwood lumber production and exports have risen dramatically in recent years. Russian softwood lumber production, estimated at 39 [...]