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Hot demand and delivery delays push N. American lumber prices higher

Still hot demand and relentless delivery delays served to pop up lumber prices yet higher. Buyers scoured their supplier contacts [...]

Austria: Rising prices for softwood logs; noticeable pressure from Ukraine war

Lumber and construction timber products' sales are reportedly very good in Austria. Average log stocks towards the end of the [...]

Estonia: Ministry calls for increase in logging due to wood shortage caused by war in Ukraine

A joint communique sent to Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas from the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the [...]

Versowood to acquire Kissakoski sawmill

Versowood has bought the Kissakoski sawmill in Hirvensalmi. The sawmill owned by Veisto Oy will be transferred to Versowood in [...]

US homebuilders urge the Biden administration to end lumber tariffs

Jerry Konter, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) urged the Biden administration to increase domestic production of [...]

Metsä Group prepares for wood raw material availability problems

Metsä Group is prepared for the problems of availability of wood raw material caused by the depletion of birch imported [...]

Estonian timber industry to be hit hard by trade bans with Russia and Belarus

The volume of felling in the state forest should be increased rapidly and a clear framework for action should be [...]

War in Ukraine places ‘significant pressure’ on the European wood supply chain

War in Ukraine is expected to put significant pressure on the supply of wood in Europe in the coming weeks [...]

Russia proposes ban on wood exports to U.S. and EU until the end of 2022

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation has proposed introducing a ban on the export of birch [...]