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Germany: Wood prices defy the construction crisis

Softwood lumber prices in Germany are holding up. Hardwood prices are rising. Energy wood is still in demand. Pulpwood is [...]

Housing slowdown may mean more downtime for N. American lumber producers

With signs that U.S. inflation has peaked, expectations are becoming more widespread for the Fed to begin tapering rate [...]

Swedish sawn timber export prices continue to fall

In September, for the 4th consecutive month, Swedish sawn timber export prices fell further compared to the previous month. Recall [...]

Latvian sawmills reduce production; sawlog prices fall in October

As a result of overproduction, Latvian timber prices have fallen slightly, perhaps temporarily. Average pulpwood prices fell an average of [...]

China: Considerable rise in European spruce log inventories

Softwood log inventories at China’s main ocean ports totaled 3.72 million m3 on October 29th, 2022, a slight [...]

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 [...]

Pellet prices in Germany fall drastically

Pellet prices fell in Germany to €555/t in the second week of November. This means that wood pellets now [...]

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 [...]

Pallets and packaging prices to remain high due to supply chain cost pressures

While raw material prices have dropped, other high inputs will keep the cost of pallets and packaging high, Fefpeb has [...]