US lumber prices crash 30% in 2 weeks

   Lumber prices have plummeted 30% over the past two weeks as the housing market cools down.   [...]

Long delivery times impact North American lumber prices

Heavy negotiations went on between customers and lumber suppliers, as prices had drifted higher over recent weeks but delivery times [...]

Mayr-Melnhof Holz completes acquisition of Bergkvist Siljan; becomes Europe’s 3rd sawmill group

The Austrian competition authorities approved the acquisition of Bergkvist Siljan AB by Mayr-Melnhof Holz, one of the leading companies [...]

The outlook for New Zealand’s exports of logs to China is now challenging

New Zealand log export revenue was up 34 percent during the year to 30 June 2021 due to stronger than [...]

Swedish sawmill industry reports record production in 2021; outlook positive for 2022

Analysts predicted that 2021 would be a new record year for the Swedish sawmill industry as early as last autumn [...]

COVID casts long shadow over the European furniture sector

For the European furniture sector, as in other industries, the COVID pandemic is casting a long shadow, with no certainty [...]

2022 global wood pellet markets outlook

The industrial wood pellet markets have been growing at an annualized rate of about 1.66 million metric tonnes per [...]

High prices in the German wood market

In November 2021, German forest owners increased their income from the sale of spruce logs by around 50%. Overall, producers [...]

China’s 2021 logs and lumber imports rise in value thanks to higher prices

In 2021, the value of China's lumber imports reached 7.179 billion US dollars, while the value of log [...]

Northern European sawmills have some of the lowest sawlog prices in the world

Record-high lumber prices in North America and Europe have moved both demand and sawlog values to some of the [...]