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Forecast: Prices and export volumes for Finland’s pine and spruce sawnwood expected to fall this year

Lumber production in Finland grew slightly last year. Domestic consumption grew, but as the exports declined, sawnwood stocks in Finnish [...]

Booming Vietnamese economy as Chinese companies flee out of China to avoid trade war

The U.S. trade war with Beijing continues to boost the Vietnamese economy as companies dodge tariffs by relocating production [...]

LIGNA 2019: Primary wood industry out in force

The LIGNA show in Hannover, Germany, is back again from 27 to 31 May this year with another roundup of [...]

2018 prices of softwood logs rose in Sweden and Estonia; Central European spruce oversupply dropped prices

In Sweden, softwood logs prices rose moderately throughout 2018. The nominal average price of spruce logs rose by eight per [...]

Brazil: Wood products exports on the rise in February

In February 2019, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 3.2% in value compared [...]

Swedish Setra confident that wood products trade with the UK will continue after Brexit

Wood products company Setra evaluated potential impacts of BREXIT on the company’s operations.    Olle Berg [...]

US lumber prices drop for six consecutive weeks

While softness prevailed in prices, trading in US framing lumber picked up modestly amid drier and warmer weather in some [...]

European sawmills delivered 4 million m3 of softwood lumber to the US in 2018

European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in 2018, although the pace of growth was significantly lower [...]

Germany: Binderholz plans of doubling sawing capacity at Baruth mill ongoing

Eight drying kilns of the 1306 system from Mühlböck went into operation at Binderholz’s mill in Baruth [...]

Russia: Lumber exports equalize exports of logs

  In 2018, Russia continued to reduce the exports of logs and increase the exports of lumber. The export [...]