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Warren Buffet’s investment company buys stake in Louisiana-Pacific

In the course of the third quarter, the investment company Berkshire Hathaway, managed by Warren Buffett, acquired a total of [...]

Emerging hardwood market challenges and opportunities in Europe

The sawn hardwood trade in Europe experienced a period of unprecedented demand and good margins in 2021 and the first [...]

Mixed developments in China-EU wood products trade

According to China Customs in the first nine months of 2022 China’s log imports fell 32% to 33 million [...]

Wood industry at COP 27: Combining climate protection and business

At the COP 27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Austria's timber industry is focusing on [...]

Austria: Sawlog prices stable in November 2022

The Austrian sawmill industry is sufficiently stocked with softwood logs corresponding to the current demand, but there are regional differences [...]

Central Africa: Log export ban postponed indefinitely

In Central Africa, the ban on the export of logs will no longer take effect from 1 January 2023. The [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices continue to rise in Q3/2022

During the third quarter of 2022, delivery timber prices for both sawlogs and pulpwood in Sweden increased in comparison with [...]

France: Depression on the Douglas fir market; prices in freefall

The downward trend in the Douglas fir market is now clearly confirmed. We can even speak of a serious drop [...]

US lumber: Post-bubble prices under further pressure

US lumber futures continued to fall over the past few months as weakening housing markets in major economies amid rising [...]

Estonian wood sector companies faced with inevitable layoffs

Problems with economic performance have forced several woodworking companies in Estonia to optimize their production volumes and, as a last [...]