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Intense negotiations underway on EU “deforestation free” law

Intense negotiations continue within the European Council and European Parliament towards agreement of a final text of the law "on [...]

Sweden: Roundwood prices on the rise in Q1/2022

The roundwood prices on delivery timber in Sweden increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the first quarter of 2022 [...]

North American softwood lumber prices stabilize

It was this week last year that construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices began their climb to the previously never [...]

Wood prices in Germany are rising at rocket speed

Wood prices in Germany are at a level never seen before and continue to rise at rocket speed. This applies [...]

UPM has a good start of the year; excellent results in plywood and lumber business

UPM's net sales increased by 12 percent to EUR 2,507 million in the first quarter. The company made [...]

China’s Covid lockdown puts pressure on the softwood log imports

In China COVID has significantly disrupted the log trade with major cities under lockdown and building projects on the go [...]

The Ukraine war is causing shortage in Europe’s pallet supply

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has proven disastrous for the thousands of Ukrainians who have lost their lives and the [...]

Swedish sawmill industry is not much affected by the sanctions against Russia

    Competition for wood products becomes tougher when European buyers, who have previously imported from Russia, and [...]

Russian imported plywood will be ‘hard to replace,’ says US hardwoods group

As of April 8, the U.S. has suspended normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus, immediately raising tariffs on [...]