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The price of wood pellets in Central and Western Europe falls sharply in April

As usual for the end of the heating season, the price of wood pellets has fallen sharply in Central and [...]

Top global softwood lumber producers in 2018

As it has since 2007, West Fraser is the world’s largest softwood lumber producer: in 2018, the company produced [...]

The boom in Vietnamese forestry products exports continues this year

The export value of Vietnam's forestry products increased by 17.8% year on year to take in US$3 [...]

Substantial growth in China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Brazil

Thailand still is the main tropical sawnwood exporter to China. China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Thailand in 2018 were [...]

Latest market trends in the European parquet market

The European parquet markets are generally showing stable to slightly positive trends. When compared to the same period last year [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices in 1Q 2019 much higher than last year

Sawlog prices in Sweden had a different development during the 1Q 2019. The Northern and Southern regions showed marginal price [...]

Building on tropical hardwood’s construction potential

Advocacy for using timber as a mainstream modern construction material is increasing in Europe and other regions. Faced with the [...]

China: Imports of sawnwood drop, but prices rise

According to China Customs, 2018 sawnwood imports totalled 36.74 million cubic metres valued at US$10.13 billion, a [...]

US lumber prices in free fall

Prices of framing lumber the US continued to retreat amid a slow-developing increase in seasonal demand.    [...]

Global sawmill sector’s shrinking profit margins in late 2018

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in [...]