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Finland: Roundwood prices on the rise in October

In October, the stumpage price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 61.8 per cubic metre,  and the price [...]

Lumber prices in the US continue to rise

Framing lumber prices in the US carried some upward momentum last week, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price [...]

British Columbia’s largest forestry delegation to visit China, Japan and South Korea at the end of 2018

Doug Donaldson, B.C. Forests/Rural Development Minister, is taking a large forestry-sector delegation to three Asian countries this [...]

The German parquet industry sees great opportunities in the Chinese market

During the first three quarters of 2018, the sales of German parquet fell by 5% year-on-year, reaching a [...]

IKEA accelerates transformation as to meet unprecedented scale change of retail trade

The Ingka Group (Ingka Holding BV and controlled entities) is speeding up its transformation plans. The company plans to invest [...]

Germany: Prices for wood pellets on ascending trend in November

During November 2018, the prices for wood pellets in Germany have risen sharply. Thus, the price increased by 1.8 [...]

US lumber production up by 5%; Canadian output falls

U.S. sawmills produced 23.855 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first eight months of 2018 [...]

Declining furniture trade in China

According to data from China Customs, in the first half of 2018 the value of China’ s furniture exports was [...]

US softwood lumber prices on the rise in mid-November

US softwood lumber traders absorbed a heavy news week that sent mixed signals to an uncertain marketplace. However, chief among [...]

Estonia: Growth in roundwood prices consolidates in September

The sharp rise in roundwood prices in Estonia at the beginning of the year consolidated in August and September. Both [...]