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Demand for logs strong in China due to busy construction season

   Log inventory in China has increased about 300k m3 in the last month to around 4.6m m3 [...]

Sweden: Falling trend in roundwood prices continued in Q3/2020

   The trend of decreasing delivery roundwood prices continued during the third quarter of 2020 in Sweden. The price [...]

Swedish Setra plans to ramp up production to meet strong demand in global markets

   Swedish sawmilling group Setra plans to fully ramp up production during the autumn in response to strong demand [...]

Outlook of the Swedish softwood lumber market in post-corona crisis

The supply of sawlogs has been relatively good in Sweden for 2020. No significant impacts due to the coronavirus. Most [...]

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 [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber at main timber distribution markets in October 2020

This index contains the most update prices of lumber from three major timber distribution markets in China: Shanghai Furen Timber [...]

European sawmills expanding their sales to overseas markets

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving [...]

US lumber prices down 20% since mid-September

Framing lumber prices in US peaked above $950 per thousand board feet in mid-September, according to Random Lengths, and [...]

Covid-19 didn’t impact Latvia’s sawmilling industry

Log supply in Latvia hasn't suffered any changes since the 2nd quarter of 2020. Latvian State Forests (which owns [...]

Impact of Covid-19 crisis on the Austrian sawmill industry

At the beginning of 2020 there was an undersupply of roundwood in Austria. The unlucky combination of high imports, an [...]