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Trends in the global forest industry in Q3/2021

Softwood sawlog prices have gone up in worldwide in the past year. By far, the most significant increases have occurred [...]

French oak market close to overheating due to unprecedented price surge

Rarely has a rise in wood prices been so sharp and brutal in France. While oak prices took a hit [...]

African wood trade disrupted by shipping problems

African producers have indicated that the anticipated rise in demand following the western hemisphere holiday period has not yet materalised [...]

New Zealand log prices in September flat as shipping congestion charges ease slightly

The September AWG prices for New Zealand export logs remained relatively unchanged from August prices. Pricing was flat to two [...]

Port congestions impact log supply to China

Log stocks in China have not increased but there is a lot of volume on boats queuing at Chinese ports [...]

Austria: Delivery times and prices on the timber market are back to normal

Wood in Austria has been in short supply in recent months and the prices are horrendous. According to the Austrian [...]

China to extend hardwood tariff exemptions

According to the American Hardwood Export Council and the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), Chinese tariff exemptions that were set [...]

Declining availability of US hardwood for Europe

US hardwood supply to Europe in the last six to nine months was described by importers as turbulent. According to [...]

Tenfold increase in freight rates puts pressure on European timber import prices

The key topic when it comes to European imports from Asia remains freight rates. A 40ft container from Malaysia or [...]

Hurricane Ida hits Louisiana’s timber industry

Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Louisiana Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. The damage then was limited to mainly [...]