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North American softwood lumber prices mostly flat despite skyrocketing U.S. housing starts

New home building in the U.S. skyrocketted by almost 17 per cent last month, however, this is after an [...]

Sweden sends a record batch of softwood lumber to the United States

Last week, the ship MS Saga Faith, loaded with lumber in the amount of more than 65 thousand cubic meters [...]

Sharp drop in export of hardwoods to China has important implications for American hardwoods in Europe

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Global outlook for wood pellet prices

The price of pellets will be heavily influenced by long-term contracts for wood pellets. In fact, the volatility of [...]

Brazil has more than doubled particleboard exports to the United States

In 2019 the United States became the main export market for Brazilian particleboard /MDP (PB/MDP).     [...]

Growth in the European parquet market flat in 2019

The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) estimates that the overall consumption figures on the European parquet market for [...]

2020 global pellet markets forecast

Global wood pellet markets have had significant growth in the past decade. Between 2012 and 2018, the global wood pellet [...]

Deteriorating market and supply challenges for European hardwood

The market situation for German hardwoods was described at IHC by Steffen Rathke, Vice President of DeSH who said that [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber in January 2019

The table above contain the latest price data of different imported lumber assortments at several Chinese markets.    [...]

Germany: Pellet prices on the rise at the beginning of the year

The new year begins with moderately increased prices for wood pellets in Germany. Compared to December 2019, the price per [...]