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Climate change debate threatens to tip European hardwood market over the edge

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Woodworking industry ‘lies at the heart of the circular bioeconomy’

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Panel [...]

European bark beetle crisis could have far-reaching implications in global lumber markets

A new wildcard in the global supply of lumber, as well as log exports, is the rapid expansion of the [...]

Is 2020 going to be as horrible as 2019 for B.C. sawmills?

For B.C. sawmills and loggers, 2019 was an annus horribilis that they can only hope is not repeated in [...]

Forecast: Global lumber demand trends in 2020

Many in the industry will not remember 2019 positively. Simply put, most global markets were awash in wood, and all [...]

New Zealand log export prices on the rise in December

The CFR sale price for A grade logs in China remained in the mid US$120s range per m3. At [...]

Major rise in German softwood lumber exports to China and U.S.

A significant surge in softwood lumber exports from Germany to China has been reported during the nine-month period of [...]

Sweden: Södra adjusts the prices for pulpwood due to oversupply

The supply of pulp in Sweden and in the rest of Europe is high, which has led to high inventories [...]

Major Austrian parquet manufacturers accused of importing illegal timber from Ukraine

Recently, WWF Austria accused four Austrian parquet manufacturers of importing illegally harvested timber from the Ukraine. The WWF relies on [...]

China’s log market seriously impacted by the bark beetle crisis in Europe

The price for an A grade log in the China log market has remained around USD 124 per JASm3. The [...]