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New housing sales and starts rebound in US

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629 [...]

Vietnam’s timber industry plays a crucial role in the US-China trade war

Starting from mid-September 2018, the US decided to impose 10 percent tariffs with the total cost of $189 billion [...]

Shifts in European furniture sector problematic

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

Swedish sawmill industry in difficulty because of bad weather conditions and raw material supply

During the last year, raw material supply in Sweden has been restricted somewhat by different factors. After a rainy autumn [...]

Malaysia: Rising prices for Sarawak logs due to increased demand

Logs prices in Sarawak significantly increased due to higher demand from neighbouring Sabah, which banned timber exports since May this [...]

Rising plywood production in Finland and Russia

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

44 million m3 of wood infested by the bark beetle expected in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic

According to estimates by different forestry organizations, in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, around 44 million cubic meters of [...]

Rising wood pellets prices in Austria

The Austrian average retail price for wood pellets ENplus A1 quality (6t) is currently 23.97 cents/kg or 4 [...]

Finnish sawn softwood exports to China suffer due to Chinese government environmental actions

The Finnish production of sawn softwood reached 11,7 million m3 in 2017 and remained below forecasted figures. By the [...]

US lumber prices impacted by recent developments

A number of important lumber-related developments have come out of North America over the last period.    [...]