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Global demand for timber could grow fourfold by 2050

The World Bank forecasts that global timber demand will quadruple by 2050, driven by economic and population growth. Gresham House [...]

Housing slowdown may mean more downtime for N. American lumber producers

With signs that U.S. inflation has peaked, expectations are becoming more widespread for the Fed to begin tapering rate [...]

Swedish sawn timber export prices continue to fall

In September, for the 4th consecutive month, Swedish sawn timber export prices fell further compared to the previous month. Recall [...]

Russia’s lumber, plywood production falls sharply in Jan.-Oct. 2022

In the first ten months of 2022, Russia's lumber production totaled to 24.7 million m3, or 8.5 [...]

Germany: Producer price index for sawn softwood shows mixed developments

    According to the Federal Statistical Office, the German producer price indices for commercial products such as [...]

UK timber imports hit six-year low

Timber imports into the UK fell for a fourth consecutive month in August 2022, according to the latest Timber Development [...]

Latvian sawmills reduce production; sawlog prices fall in October

As a result of overproduction, Latvian timber prices have fallen slightly, perhaps temporarily. Average pulpwood prices fell an average of [...]

China: Considerable rise in European spruce log inventories

Softwood log inventories at China’s main ocean ports totaled 3.72 million m3 on October 29th, 2022, a slight [...]

Emerging hardwood market challenges and opportunities in Europe

The sawn hardwood trade in Europe experienced a period of unprecedented demand and good margins in 2021 and the first [...]

Mixed developments in China-EU wood products trade

According to China Customs in the first nine months of 2022 China’s log imports fell 32% to 33 million [...]