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Swedish sawmill industry in difficulty because of bad weather conditions and raw material supply

During the last year, raw material supply in Sweden has been restricted somewhat by different factors. After a rainy autumn [...]

Malaysia: Rising prices for Sarawak logs due to increased demand

Logs prices in Sarawak significantly increased due to higher demand from neighbouring Sabah, which banned timber exports since May this [...]

China: Price overview for imported logs and sawnwood in October

    The report below contains the latest prices of logs and sawnwood from main timber markets in [...]

44 million m3 of wood infested by the bark beetle expected in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic

According to estimates by different forestry organizations, in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, around 44 million cubic meters of [...]

Finnish sawn softwood exports to China suffer due to Chinese government environmental actions

The Finnish production of sawn softwood reached 11,7 million m3 in 2017 and remained below forecasted figures. By the [...]

US lumber prices impacted by recent developments

A number of important lumber-related developments have come out of North America over the last period.    [...]

Opportunities for hardwood in the European construction sector

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

US lumber prices keep on falling in mid-October

US traders noted a change in the tone of the framing lumber market, and even a sense that prices had [...]

EU and Vietnam sign the VPA

On 19 October 2018, a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on [...]

Swanson Group curtails production at two sawmills; citing deteriorating market conditions

Oregon's Swanson Group is implementing production curtailments with immediate effect, citing deteriorating market conditions.    The [...]