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Germany: Sharp decline in demand for softwood lumber; sawmills adjust production

The corona lockdown, drought and forest damage in 2020 was followed by extreme demand in spring 2021, which has determined [...]

US lumber prices have risen 50% since August; resurgence to continue through early 2022

The price of lumber has seen a resurgence, which analysts expect will continue through early 2022.     [...]

Koskisen to build a 400,000 m3/yr new sawmill

Koskisen will carry out an investment in Kärkölä worth EUR 48 million, with production scheduled to start up [...]

Sierra Pacific completes acquisition of Seneca

Sierra Pacific Industries has completed its acquisition of Seneca, giving the forest products producer more than 2.3 million acres [...]

Sawlog prices in the Baltic States and Poland grow faster than in the Nordic countries

Sawlog prices in countries around the Baltic Sea have tracked each other closely for most of the past 20 years [...]

Finland: The price of lumber seeks balance; plywood competitiveness improves

Demand for Finnish lumber this year has been supported by favorable developments in construction investment in Europe, the United States [...]

Huge opposition mounting against new EU forest strategy

The new 2030 Forest Strategy is triggering diplomatic clashes in the EU over who should be responsible for forest policy [...]

Vietnam wood processors shut down temporarily

Although Vietnam’s wood and wood exports grew by more than 62% (year-on-year) in the period January–June [...]

U.S. lumber prices are rising again-fast

On Friday, the price per thousand board feet climbed another 5% to $494. Since bottoming out at $389 per thousand [...]

Finland: Price of logs expected to rise 12% this year

The Finnish timber market will pick up significantly this and next year, says the Finnish Pellervo Institute PTT). The rise [...]