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Firming demand for plywood in EU but sales suffer from supply problems and price rises

The European plywood market faces a combination of buoyant demand, mounting competition for product from other leading consumer countries plus [...]

Finland’s lumber output forecast to rise in 2018 due to rising exports to China, N. Africa and Japan

The growth of the global economy, increasing demand for forest industry products and investments in Finland’s forest sector continue [...]

Prices for wood pellets in Germany continue to drop in June

The price for wood pellets in Germany is still on a decreasing trend in June. Thus, the average price for [...]

Canadian lumber companies announce large capacity expansions in the US

As lumber costs remain at historically high levels, lumber companies are investing those profits into strengthening their positions and increasing [...]

Russian lumber exports grew by 19% during January-April 2018

During the first four months of 2018, the lumber exports from Russia grew in value and in volume. The country [...]

Germany: Positive forecasts for woodworking machines orders in 2018

German woodworking machines manufacturers have increased production by 10.4% in 2017, to EUR 3.2 billion.     [...]

Global trends for the forestry industry in Q1/2018

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) jumped 5.1% q-o-q in the 1Q/18 to reach its highest [...]

Italian woodworking machinery sector announces good results for Q1/2018

The first quarter for Italian woodworking machinery is in line with the excellent results of 2017, a year that closed [...]

US lumber prices stagnate at record levels

A second muted week of trading since the U.S. holiday generated cracks in prices of framing lumber.    [...]

Austria: Softwood lumber prices stable in May

In May, the prices of softwood lumber in Austria are largely stable as compared to April. The prices either are [...]