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German lumber prices start to fall in summer; autumn evolution uncertain

After the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, timber prices rose sharply in most parts of Europe, especially in Germany [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices continued to rise in June

In June, an average of EUR 68.6 per cubic metre was paid for pine logs and EUR 72.8 [...]

North American softwood lumber prices are seeking direction

   North American softwood lumber prices are seeking direction as the housing market finally shows signs of slowing down [...]

Europe’s Nordic forestry giants deliver great results despite tough environment

Forestry giants in Northern Europe, Stora Enso, UPM and SCA, have benefited from the rising prices on their financial results [...]

Japanese lumber prices soaring again

Lumber prices in Japan are soaring in the wake of the Ukraine war. The shortage that began last year was [...]

Central European roundwood markets are at a turning point

Central European roundwood markets are at a turning point as forests in much of the region have recently suffered extensive [...]

West Fraser Timber denies Kronospan, CVC takeover

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says it has not received any takeover offer after a report that Kronospan, an existing [...]

Germany: Wood prices soaring until May- signs of correction since June

Wood prices in Germany rose steeply up until May. Now there are first signs of a correction, especially for softwood [...]

CVC, Kronospan eye acquisition of West Fraser Timber

Private equity firm CVC Capital and wood panel manufacturer Kronospan have submitted a joint expression of interest to acquire Canadian [...]

EU tropical wood product imports benefit from curtailment supplies from Russia and Belarus

In the first four months of this year, the value of EU imports of tropical wood and wood furniture totalled [...]