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Trends in China’s furniture industry

The furniture industry in China is a traditional industry and it has developed rapidly over the past 30 years. Large [...]

Canadian lumber companies in trouble: high log prices and low supply cause production curtailments

Hundreds of sawmill workers are being laid off in B.C., some of them permanently, despite recent record profits made [...]

Russia boosts lumber exports in January-September 2018

In January-September 2018, Russia increased its softwood lumber exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics [...]

Swiss wood pellet prices increase in November

Prices for wood pellets in Switzerland increased slightly in November.     The average price of wood pellets [...]

Italian woodworking machinery industry’s foreign sales drop sharply in Q3/2018

For the Italian woodworking machinery sector, the July-September period reaffirmed the current industry trend, characterized by consolidation after strong [...]

Sweden: Rising sawlog prices in 3Q/2018

The delivery prices on Swedish sawlog and pulpwood prices rose by 5.5% and 3.4% respectively in the 3Q [...]

Forecast: Canada still a major supplier of softwood lumber to the US in the next decade

The softwood sawmilling sector in Eastern Canada will play an increasingly important role as a key supplier to the growing [...]

Downward trend in Sweden’s softwood lumber exports; deliveries to China and Egypt drop sharply

During January-September 2018, Sweden has exported about 7.4 million m3 of softwood lumber. This represents a -2% decrease [...]

Trends are about to change in China’s softwood log, lumber supply chain

Ongoing developments and emerging themes in China continue to significantly impact market dynamics; these key themes are unmistakable to anyone [...]

Stable softwood lumber prices in the US this month

Firm to higher prices were the rule on the heels of last week’s activity in the US. Some follow [...]