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Decreasing US softwood lumber imports as shipments from Canada fall

From January to April, US import volumes fell by nearly 7% or 860,000 m³. This is the result of [...]

Lithuania plans timber export ban as sanctions cause raw material shortage

Due to the export of Lithuanian timber, the local industry is experiencing an increasing shortage and price of raw materials [...]

N. American lumber prices sink further as homebuyers lose affordability

   North American lumber prices are spiraling as red-hot house prices and the rising cost of mortgages is [...]

Skyrocketing wood prices in Japan due to Ukraine war

The war in Ukraine has inflated the cost of timber in Japan.    Russia’s retaliatory measures [...]

France: Considerable rise in lumber prices for Q1/2022

As the below table shows, Q1/2022 prices for various lumber products in France have shown a considerable rise both [...]

Finland: Strong demand in the timber market as imports collapse; wood prices will rise

Finland's wood market has begun to pick up in recent weeks. Purchase volumes and prices of wood have risen [...]

New Zealand log export prices at a low level in June

June is historically the poorest performing month in the New Zealand export log market and this June is no exception [...]

Some sawmills in Russia expected to curtail production from July

The decline in export volumes due to EU sanctions against the backdrop of rising transportation tariffs and a stronger ruble [...]

Rebound in China’s log imports expected from August

Generally, in June there is a supply and demand imbalance in China as the seasonal demand drops during the Chinese [...]