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German raw wood exports increased by 42.6% in 2020

Germany's exports of raw wood in 2020 amounted to around 12.7 million m3 with a value of € 845 [...]

Canadian lumber giants expand production capacity in US

North American lumber companies plan to ramp up production by expanding existing mills as strong home construction fuels the need [...]

Timber prices are exploding in Germany; significant supply shortage

Wood for Germany's construction sites is becoming scarce.  Real estate companies warn that urgently needed housing construction is threatened [...]

Global trade of wood chips dropped sharply in 2020

Global trade of wood chips, which are mainly used by pulpmills, grew from about 21 million tons in 2009 to [...]

The global timber crisis is expected to continue for a long time

The global shortage of timber is getting worse. Due to the superposition of various factors such as strong housing demand [...]

China: Prices for imported European spruce logs at record highs

For the Chinese timber import market, 2021 can be described as a crazy year. The prices of most wood species [...]

US home builders push for new U.S.-Canada softwood lumber agreement

U.S. Lumber Coalition says duties a small part of record price    With record North American [...]

ETTF says supply bottlenecks could stall good sales in European timber markets

On the occasion of the last board meeting of the European Timber Trade Association (ETTF) on April 29th, 2021, the [...]