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New Zealand sawmill shuts down, due to skyrocketing log prices paid by the Chinese

New Zealand's Waverley Sawmill based in South Taranaki, which has traded since at least 1932, has been sold and [...]

Eastern Europen countries boost timber imports from outside the EU

While there was some increase in imports by a few western European countries in 2018, eastern EU countries recorded much [...]

DelhiWood 2019 opens its gates this week

The sixth edition of the woodworking industry’s eagerly anticipated biennial event, DelhiWood 2019 is all set to be put [...]

Global sawlog prices reach highest level in 4 years

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Swanson Group to permanently close its Glendale sawmill in Oregon

Swanson Group has announced that it will permanently close its Glendale, Oregon, sawmill, which has been operated by the Swanson [...]

Canada: Sawmill production falls into a lower gear

The recent lumber curtailments of major Canadian lumber producers, announced back in the fall and winter of 2018, have seriously [...]

China: Timber prices falling sharply due to high stocks and weak demand

Timber stock levels in Zhangjiagang markets remained high throughout 2018. In November, stocks of okan, a main species imported, reached [...]

Sliding importance of the UK in the EU market for timber products

There are significant shifts on-going in destinations for EU imports of timber products. After emerging as by the largest [...]

Estonia: Sawlog prices continue to rise at the beginning of the year

Roundwood prices in Estonia rose further in January 2019 from an already high level reported throughout 2018. Pine and spruce [...]