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Euroconstruct forecasts only a slight rise in construction by 2022

Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates building work to increase only slightly in the 19 member states up to 2022. According [...]

Forecast: Global lumber demand trends in 2020

Many in the industry will not remember 2019 positively. Simply put, most global markets were awash in wood, and all [...]

New Zealand log export prices on the rise in December

The CFR sale price for A grade logs in China remained in the mid US$120s range per m3. At [...]

Major rise in German softwood lumber exports to China and U.S.

A significant surge in softwood lumber exports from Germany to China has been reported during the nine-month period of [...]

Sweden: Södra adjusts the prices for pulpwood due to oversupply

The supply of pulp in Sweden and in the rest of Europe is high, which has led to high inventories [...]

2020 wood pellet market forecast: European pellet demand to outpace supply

The biomass market faces unprecedented demand levels in 2020, with upcoming base-load power generation capacity due to add around [...]

China’s log market seriously impacted by the bark beetle crisis in Europe

The price for an A grade log in the China log market has remained around USD 124 per JASm3. The [...]

Pellet prices in Germany on the rise in December 2019

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased by 1.3% as compared to the previous month. The current nationwide [...]

Global lumber market trends in 2020

In North America at least, 2019 will be remembered as the hangover from the 2018 first-half price spike that [...]

Vietnam suspends some plywood exports to the U.S. to avoid the transit of Chinese products

Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade announced it would suspend some plywood exports to the U.S.    [...]