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Wood Industry Prices

N. America: Seller confidence returns as lumber price increases accelerate

After a big lull in sales and steeply falling lumber prices — albeit from unsustainable highs — for the week ending Sept [...]

Trends in the global forest industry in Q3/2021

Softwood sawlog prices have gone up in worldwide in the past year. By far, the most significant increases have occurred [...]

French oak market close to overheating due to unprecedented price surge

Rarely has a rise in wood prices been so sharp and brutal in France. While oak prices took a hit [...]

African wood trade disrupted by shipping problems

African producers have indicated that the anticipated rise in demand following the western hemisphere holiday period has not yet materalised [...]

US: High uncertainty in volatile OSB market

After reaching historic highs in June, the price of OSB in US began to drop through the summer, at one [...]

New Zealand log prices in September flat as shipping congestion charges ease slightly

The September AWG prices for New Zealand export logs remained relatively unchanged from August prices. Pricing was flat to two [...]

Austria: Delivery times and prices on the timber market are back to normal

Wood in Austria has been in short supply in recent months and the prices are horrendous. According to the Austrian [...]

Tenfold increase in freight rates puts pressure on European timber import prices

The key topic when it comes to European imports from Asia remains freight rates. A 40ft container from Malaysia or [...]

Hardwood demand in Europe has surged – prices have hit new highs

It’s been six months plus of extremes and superlatives in the European sawn hardwood sector. Importers, distributors and merchants [...]

Is the rollercoaster ride for lumber prices in N. America over?

The first half of 2021 was characterised by strong rallies across much of the commodities complex, with everything from oil [...]