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European sawn softwood market growth driven more by domestic consumption than exports

The European market showed steady growth in 2018, with consumption rising to 99.9 million m3; it is expected to [...]

Current trends in Russia’s wood pellet market

The production and trade of wood pellets are highly dynamic in Russia for some years now. The Russian Federation produced [...]

Estonia: Falling spruce sawlog prices, as bark beetle infestation puts price under pressure

The year 2019 is marked by falling roundwood prices in large parts of Central, Northern and Eastern Europe. In particular [...]

North American softwood lumber prices moderate up

The work stoppage on CN Rail ended - as of mid-day Tuesday - which was soon enough to avoid truly negative [...]

Improving market conditions for U.S. hardwood in the Chinese market

Recently, the weakness of the U.S. hardwood industry has not improved, and shipments to China of various types of [...]

IHC 2019: Hardwood industry marked by trade tensions and general economic slowdown

On November 20-21 the 2019 edition of the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) took place in Berlin. The international meeting [...]

B.C. forestry crisis deepens as Canfor announces 2 week shutdown for all its sawmills

Canfor is shutting down all 10 of its sawmills currently operating in B.C. over Christmas and New Years.  [...]

Sales of wood products in Germany increase by 2.5% in 1Q-3Q 2019 despite challenges

    After nine months, the German timber trade sector increase its sales across all assortments by 2 [...]

NAFTA says U.S. can‘t show harm from Canadian softwood industry

A joint NAFTA panel has given the United States three months to rethink its tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber [...]

Shortage of log supply in China, demand starts to rise sharply

The price for an A grade log in the China log market has risen to 124 per JASm3. There is [...]