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The European sawmill industry is skeptical about the third quarter of 2022

The first months of 2022 were very positive for the industry thanks to strong demand. Thanks to a stable supply [...]

Plywood plants of Russian Sveza work at 20-40% of capacity

Aleksey Mordashov, head of the board of directors of Severstal, which also owns the leading Russian birch plywood producer Sveza [...]

Wood supply shortage expected to hit European markets in the coming months

European parquet markets have diverged in 2022. While Italy, Scandinavia and Spain have seen continuing increases in demand, the markets [...]

North American lumber prices remain near recent lows as new home construction sinks

   Lumber prices remained near recent lows as construction on new homes fell while mortgage rates jumped.   [...]

Fuel prices forcing shutdowns, threaten entire US timber supply chain

Skyrocketing, record-breaking diesel fuel prices are forcing some logging and trucking operations to shut down. More shutdowns will follow [...]

European sawn hardwood production at highest level since 2008

Production of sawn hardwood in Europe was significantly impacted by the coronavirus crisis in 2020 with a strong decline particularly [...]

UK boosts imports of lower-priced Latvian hardwoods

UK hardwood import volumes shot up by 30% in Q1 2022 as compared to the same period in 2021 - the [...]

Russian timber industry is looking for ways to export through Belarus and Turkey

Russian lumber companies, forced to halt exports to the EU due to sanctions, doubled supplies to China and Kazakhstan in [...]

Significant progress in the European parquet market; outlook uncertain

The European parquet market progressed significantly in 2021 and reached level not seen since 10 years While an increase in [...]

German woodworking machinery industry with record level of demand

The gap between global demand and the production of woodworking machinery is widening.    In the first [...]