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Substitutes for Russian birch plywood in the European market

Global plywood production was around 105 million m3 in 2021. The Asia-Pacific region is the biggest plywood producer, followed [...]

The current state of the European sawmill industry

The prices of finished wood products fall significantly, while the entire European sawmill sector is currently experiencing through a very [...]

Russian timber evades US sanctions via Vietnam and China, says environmental group

Russian birch wood continues to flow to US consumers disguised as Asian products, despite US economic sanctions against Russia over [...]

France: Oak log prices at record levels despite uncertain market

How much longer will the planets remain aligned for the oak tree? At the beginning of September 2022, this is [...]

Sweden’s softwood lumber exports: less to Europe, more to US and Asia

In the first seven months of 2022, Sweden has exported about 7,7 million cubic meters of sawn and planed [...]

US lumber prices fall to around pre-pandemic levels

US lumber prices have fallen to their lowest level in more than two years, bringing two-by-fours back to [...]

Global CLT market expected to more than double by 2027

The global cross-laminated timber (CLT) market was valued at US$786.71 million in 2019 and is expected to [...]

Shortage of hardwood in Germany as more is exported to China

The German wood industry is in a crisis mood: more and more hardwood is being exported to China, although the [...]

Finland: Weakening sawn timber demand lowers prices and cuts exports

Finland's sawn timber market is facing something new, as the demand has declined during the spring. In January-June [...]