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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 [...]

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 [...]

Hardwod demand in Europe has surged – prices have hit new highs

It’s been six months plus of extremes and superlatives in the European sawn hardwood sector. Importers, distributors and merchants [...]

A new Canadian lumber giant emerges with 6 mills acquisition

GreenFirst Forest Products has closed on the previously announced acquisition of Rayonier Advanced Materials for $235 million. Rayonier operated six [...]

Softwood log prices at a high level in Finland

The stock prices of softwood logs were 15 per cent higher in August than in August of the previous year [...]

Is the rollercoaster ride for lumber prices in N. America over?

The first half of 2021 was characterised by strong rallies across much of the commodities complex, with everything from oil [...]

Ukraine may allow roundwood and green lumber exports by the end of 2021

The adoption of a Ukraine law that would permit the export of roundwood and green lumber is anticipated to have [...]