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Finnish pine lumber prices on the rise in the Chinese market

The price of Finnish pine lumber rose slightly in the Chinese market.  According to some Chinese importers, due to the [...]

Russia: Export prices for wood pellets down 40% since the beginning of the year

   The downward trend if wood pellets prices in Russia continued in October 2020. Export prices have dropped within [...]

West Fraser to buy Norbord for US$ 3.1 billion

     West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what [...]

German sawmill industry under rising pressure as lockdown tightens

   The Corona crisis goes into the second round in winter and increases the pressure in the individual processing [...]

Russia: Rising roundwood price trend reversed in September 2020

After a sharp recovery in the summer months from the Covid-19 negative impact, roundwood prices in Russia have started [...]

Mixed price developments for North American softwood lumber prices

   As market conditions stabilized, some North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices fell further, others were flat [...]

Germany: Pellets more expensive in November 2020

   In November, pellets became somewhat more expensive on a national average in Germany. The price for one ton [...]

Austria: Historical low wood prices due to bark beetle and corona crisis

   Climate change, the corona crisis and difficult market conditions have put Austria's forest industry in a difficult [...]

European bark beetle logs fill China’s wood hunger

   The world wood market has become very chaotic due to the outbreak of the coronavirus which seriously impacted [...]

Brazil: Domestic demand recovering and exports of most wood products rising

   At the beginning of the pandemic there were forecasts of reductions in domestic demand and exports, notably of [...]