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Germany, Sweden boost softwood lumber exports to the US

In February 2022, Sweden’s exports of softwood lumber to the U.S. jumped tenfold year-on-year to 107 [...]

Japan to ban the import of Russian timber

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently announced that he will stop importing some Russian timber products from this week.  [...]

Log and lumber supply from Europe to China expected to drop in the upcoming years

Harvesting in Europe may have reached peak levels and reductions in softwood logs from Europe due to lower harvest levels [...]

European timber price up 35% with further rises likely due to war pressure

European market prices for certain timber products are up 35% as a result of the Ukraine war, causing huge problems [...]

Current state of China’s log import market

While it appears that the upward pressure on shipping prices has abated, the China log demand has come off  from [...]

Estonian market sees sharp timber shortage as 30% of supply is now missing

    Due to the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus, Estonia is missing 30 percent of the [...]

N. American lumber prices under pressure as housing market gets more restrictive

   Lumber futures are coming under pressure as the housing market gets more restrictive for new buyers.   [...]

Germany: Rise in spruce log prices eases

In January 2022, the German producer price indices for spruce only partially continued the upward trend that had been going [...]

US South supply to help contain lumber price increases in coming years

The US lumber market remains highly volatile, but the supply chain continues to ramp up production to meet demand, which [...]