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Wood Industry Prices

N. American softwood lumber prices increase by smaller amounts as demand slows

The unprecedented increases in North America construction framing softwood lumber prices seen so far during 2020 slowed somewhat last week [...]

Roundwood prices plummet in Estonia

Under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the price pressure of the bark beetle infestation in Central Europe [...]

Weak MDF market in China

According to Chinese market insiders, the weakness of the downstream furniture market in China this year has led to a [...]

Roundwood prices in Finland fall in July

In July, the average stumpage price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 53.5 per cubic meter, and the [...]

Austria: Spruce log prices don’t follow the rising demand

The Austrian economy is slowly recovering from the coronavirus-related lockdown, despite continuing risks due to increasing numbers of infections [...]

N. America: Demand appears to temper as softwood lumber prices continue to rise further

While North American softwood lumber prices continued to climb last week, there was a palpable reduction in the enthusiasm of [...]

N. America: Perfect storm has led to lumber, panel and building materials cost skyrocketing

John Gunkelman is the owner of Fargo’s Dakota Construction and is the immediate past president of the Home Builders [...]

Sweden: Downward trend in roundwood prices continues in Q2/2020

The second quarter of 2020 shows dropping sawlog prices in Sweden on a yearly basis. Pine sawlogs are cheaper by [...]

New Zealand increases in log prices to China cancelled out by higher shipping costs

Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong while the longer-term forecasts are uncertain. New [...]