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European bark beetle crisis has far-reaching implications in the global lumber markets

   The Central European spruce bark beetle catastrophe is changing domestic industries within Europe and in many global markets [...]

ISC 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic impact on the softwood market

On 8 October 2020 the 68th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held for the first time ever online [...]

Swedish sawmills defy corona crisis helped by rising global lumber demand and higher prices

Current situation of the Swedish forest industry     Swedish demand for sawn wood products has decreased by [...]

Finland: Weak ability for sawmills to pay for raw materials due to low export prices of lumber

Almost 500 million cubic meters of lumber were produced worldwide last year, of which almost three quarters were coniferous lumber [...]

China: Rising demand for logs and lumber as a strong construction season is expected

Sawmills report increased sale prices for lumber in Asian markets. These increases were agreed relatively quickly by the buyers which [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber in September 2020

The tables above contain the latest price data of different imported lumber assortments at several Chinese markets.    [...]

Swedish sawmills take advantage of opportunities in the US market

Danske Bank's head of the forestry and agriculture business area, Johan Freij, summarizes the situation in the timber market [...]

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 [...]

European wood exports to China: is train an alternative to ship?

China's rail freight traffic to Europe rose sharply during the coronavirus pandemic, mainly due to the higher freight costs [...]

WTO decision on softwood lumber cheered by Canada, denounced in US

The United States inappropriately applied countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber, according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement [...]