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Switching to timber could solve Dutch housing shortage

The Netherlands could build a million new homes from sustainably harvested local wood and save 100 megatons of carbon in [...]

Record wood pellets production in Germany amid capacity expansions and good raw materials supply

With 740,000 t, German producers of wood pellets set a production record in the third quarter of 2019. Compared [...]

Export prices for Finland’s pine and spruce sawnwood expected to fall this year

This year and next year, export prices for Finnish lumber will fall, driven by China. The price difference between spruce [...]

North American hardwood prices drop sharply in Chinese timber markets

The recent price of North American red oak fell by 500-600 yuan/cubic meter (US$ 70-85/m3)  in [...]

Södra’s revenues hit by the bark beetle infestation

Södra reported operating profit of SEK 2,520 million for the first nine months of 2019, compared with SEK [...]

Canfor reports heavy loss for Q3/2019 amid weak lumber market conditions

Reflecting weak global market conditions and a challenging fibre cost environment in British Columbia, for the third quarter of 2019 [...]

Forecast of overall timber consumption in China in the next 3-5 years

China's timber demand has maintained a steady growth trend, especially for the demand for logs and primary processed products [...]

USA becoming a more attractive market for the European softwood lumber

European softwood lumber shipments to the US have reached levels unseen since before the global financial crisis. Exports almost doubled [...]

Vietnam: Wood processing industry concerned of raw material availability

Concerns have been raised over the rapid increase in Vietnamese wood chip production and export which, say analysts, could threaten [...]