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Finland: Many challenges can arise in replacing Russian wood

After the end of Russian wood imports, the Finnish forest industry will be looking for substitute wood mainly from Finland [...]

Germany: Pellet prices higher by 80% yoy

The war-related effects on energy policy can also be felt on the pellet market, where there is still no [...]

Current softwood log inventories at Chinese ports

Softwood log inventories at the China’s main ocean ports totaled 5.7 million m3 on April 30, 2022, a [...]

New Zealand: Log export market update in May 2022

Although the May at wharf gate (AWG) New Zealand log export prices are very similar to those offered in April [...]

Record wood prices in France

The increase is reported in all species, with the highest increases in oak and douglas.    France [...]

Logging volume in Russia decreased due to export restrictions; lumber prices drop

During the first quarter of 2022, logging in Russia fell by 2.4%, from 70.7 million cubic meters to [...]

Log prices in Austria rising sharply in May

In May 2022, Austria's timber construction is still benefiting from a very good demand situation, although the development forecast [...]

China: Timber supply pressure rises as lockdowns continue

Since 2020, Covid-19 lockdowns have had a huge downstream impact on the global timber supply chain, resulting in soaring [...]

Sweden: The war in Ukraine is causing wood prices to skyrocket

More and more people are competing for the forest raw material. The ongoing war in Ukraine has sharply reduced Russia [...]

Timber prices in UK rise again in March after months of decrease

Material prices in the UK have shot up again after months of gradual decrease, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine [...]