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Wood Industry Prices

North America softwood lumber prices firm over 2019-end

As expected by most softwood lumber players at the end of last year, the generally buoyant demand for construction framing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Europe is massively expanding softwood logs exports to China, as domestic market is hit by oversupply

- China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia  [...]

European plywood market pressure persists

In the first half of 2019, the European plywood sector was experiencing a tightening market and competitive conditions. In the [...]