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Global demand for timber could grow fourfold by 2050

The World Bank forecasts that global timber demand will quadruple by 2050, driven by economic and population growth. Gresham House [...]

Austria: Sawlog prices stable in October; demand from sawmills low

Persistent economic uncertainties, constantly rising costs in all areas and a lack of new orders continue to reduce sawn timber [...]

Softwood supply in UK far in excess of demand

    UK softwood trading has continued its subdued trend into August with supply far in excess of [...]

China’s demand for logs depends on lockdown easing; but hopes are high from August

China softwood log inventory has risen steadily to 5.6m. Considering significant parts of China have been in lockdown, log [...]

Chinese demand for New Zealand logs uncertain; prices stable in December

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for New Zwealand exported logs remained unchanged in December, although there were reported some [...]

Chinese demand for softwood logs expected to be reduced in Q1/2022

Softwood inventory levels in China have dropped slightly to 4.5mln m3 and daily offtake remains steady at 75k per [...]

Chinese timber demand sluggish despite start of construction season

It looked like things were stabilising in September with in-market pricing seemingly finding a floor level and some exporters [...]

Lumber demand in US strengthens as price volatility continues

Lumber demand in the United States looks to strengthen as price volatility gives way to a ‘new normal’   [...]

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 [...]