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Romania: Cartel forming accusations over Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger

The Romanian Competition Council has extended again the investigation on the local timber market over 35 more companies operating in [...]

Uncertainty in China log market lowers prices for New Zealand’s logs exports

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average 7 NZD per JASm3 [...]

WTO partially rules in favor of Canada in the softwood lumber dispute with US

The World Trade Organization partially sided with Canada Tuesday in a dispute over US anti-dumping duties on lumber imports [...]

Challenging market for wood furniture external suppliers to the EU

Prospects for non-EU wood furniture suppliers selling into the EU are mixed. All suppliers face an uphill struggle to [...]

Boom in Russian softwood lumber train deliveries to China supported by the Belt & Road Initiative

According to trade data sourced from China Customs, China imported 36.8 million cubic metres of lumber in 2018, a [...]

Higher worldwide costs for wood chips and pulplogs

Wood fiber costs ranged between 45% and 70% of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world [...]

Roundwood prices in Latvia rise sharply

In the 2nd half of 2018, compared to the 1st half of 2018, the average purchase prices of softwood logs [...]

Canadian OSB exports doubled over the last 5 years

In 2018 Canadian OSB exports increased even more significantly than in previous years. A volume of 7.65 million m [...]

Germany leads Europe in wood pellet production

In 2018, Germany confirmed its leading position in Europe as a producer of wood pellets. This is followed by Sweden [...]

Forecast: Prices and export volumes for Finland’s pine and spruce sawnwood expected to fall this year

Lumber production in Finland grew slightly last year. Domestic consumption grew, but as the exports declined, sawnwood stocks in Finnish [...]