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July 12, 2021

France: Boom in demand for sawn softwood; prices going up

France: Boom in demand for sawn softwood; prices going up
As long as it lasts! In the softwood forests of eastern France, sawyers are crossing their fingers because the sawnwood markets are enjoying unprecedented enthusiasm. “We are inundated with requests in all species and in all qualities,” confirms Jurassian Gilles Grandpierre. In fact, processors benefit from a combination of exceptionally favorable factors. And we must undoubtedly go back several decades to have known such an euphoric situation.  On the one hand, due to windfall in Europe in 2018-2019 (Central Europe, Austria, Italy, etc.) and the bark beetle crisis, the lumber yards in factories were inundated with logs ...

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