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German producer prices for wood products impacted by the bark beetle infestation

The German producer prices for commercial wood products in July now clearly show the consequences of the bark beetle infestation [...]

US-China trade dispute impacts Rayonier’s timber segment as harvest guidance is revised downwards

Rayonier Inc.’s New Zealand and Pacific Northwest timber segments faced challenging conditions during Q2, according to the company’s [...]

US softwood lumber prices strengthen further

The mix of different types of building that make up the critical U.S. housing market have changed drastically since [...]

China: Top wood-based panel producing companies

With a total production of 1,490,000 m3/year, Jilin Sen Workers' Forming Group Co., Ltd., is China's [...]

Germany: Sawmills’ profits booming, as forests are ravaged by insects and drought

Sales of German sawmills, planing mills and wood impregnators have increased nominally by around 33% over the past ten years [...]

US-China trade war hits the French oak market: prices for logs at auctions down sharply this year

The euphoria that characterized France's oak market in 2017-2018 is now about to end. This is one of [...]

Weak market for US hardwoods in China

In September, the market trend of US hardwood still shows no obvious improvement in the Chinese market.     [...]

Bark beetle emergency: The current situation on the European roundwood market is unprecedented

The forest emergency in Europe is at the beginning of a hard battle campaign against Bark Beetle and other parasites [...]

Germany: Oversupply of logs and declining sawlog prices due to large volumes of damaged wood

Large volumes of storm and insect damaged trees in Germany have resulted in an oversupply of logs and declining sawlog [...]

Weak market for Finnish pine in China

The recent performance of the Finnish pine market is unremarkable and the market is weak.    Some [...]