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Estonia: Softwood log prices continue to fall in Q3/2022

The ongoing war in Europe and the energy crisis caused by Russia have led to abnormal developments in the Estonian [...]

Indonesia slows wood product exports to China and US

According to data recently released by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, as of September this year, Indonesia's [...]

Housing market gloom puts North American sawmills at risk

A pall in North America’s housing market is slashing demand for lumber and threatening to shut down sawmills in [...]

Western Forest Products sees N. American housing market supporting lumber demand

Western Forest Products Inc. reported third-quarter results on Thursday. The company sees the fundamentals of the North American housing [...]

UK: Uncertain timber market conditions expected in 2023

The Timber Development UK (TDUK) annual market conference in central London was unequivocal in its message – falling demand and prices [...]

Mood in the German timber industry has improved slightly in October

After a temporary low point at the start of autumn, the mood in the German timber industry improved in October [...]

Moelven to reduce production at its sawmills

Norwegian Moelven delivered a good result for the third quarter, but warns that the time ahead will be challenging. The [...]

IHC 2022: Hardwood market between shortages of raw materials and high energy costs

On the 28th of October, a successful International Hardwood conference was organised in Lyon by the French National Wood Federation [...]

German softwood lumber prices down 21% in September

The current situation in the German timber market is still fragile, largely dependent on the growing demand for timber brought [...]