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BC’s forestry giants to report weak Q3 amid weak wood markets, high log costs and US lumber duties

B.C. forestry companies are set to report lacklustre third-quarter financial results as tough market conditions send ripples through [...]

Germany: Seasonal price increase for pellets in October

As usual for this time of year, the price of wood pellets in Germany rose by 2.1% in October [...]

Continuing potential for timber market growth in the Netherlands

The national report on the Dutch timber market issued in advance of the 77th session of the ECE Committee on [...]

Development of China’s wood-based panel sector continues

In 2018 the volume of China’s wood-based panel exports totaled 14.23 million cubic metres, an increase of [...]

Surge in foreign investment from China in Vietnam’s wood processing sector

The surge in the number of new FDI projects into Vietnam’s wood processing sector continues. Most of the investment [...]

Netherlands’ rising influence in EU tropical timber trade

The Netherlands has traditionally played an important role as a driver of tropical timber demand in the EU.    [...]

US softwood lumber price lost ground

The price of benchmark construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodity Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr [...]

Swedish Setra reports lower profits on ”increasingly challenging market conditions”

Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK 95 (287) million for the period January-September [...]

Nordic wood pellet prices reach historic highs

Nordic pellet prices have reached a fresh record high ahead of the winter demand season, with the supply outlook in [...]

Where will the Chinese furniture exports be redirected as trade war with US hit shipments and prices?

Just as the American hardwood industry has long been worried about the "eggs" that put more than one-half of [...]