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Outlook of the Canadian softwood lumber market in 2020/2021

The main driver for Canadian softwood lumber production is not domestic consumption, but rather exports— and exports to the US [...]

European construction markets on the road to recovery

The European construction sector was severely affected by the pandemic in April but recovered strongly in most countries in the [...]

ISC 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic impact on the softwood market

On 8 October 2020 the 68th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held for the first time ever online [...]

Swedish sawmills defy corona crisis helped by rising global lumber demand and higher prices

Current situation of the Swedish forest industry     Swedish demand for sawn wood products has decreased by [...]

Finland: Weak ability for sawmills to pay for raw materials due to low export prices of lumber

Almost 500 million cubic meters of lumber were produced worldwide last year, of which almost three quarters were coniferous lumber [...]

UK’s timber products imports show strong market recovery

UK's timber and panel import volumes are ‘back on track’ for 2020 following a sharp rise in July, according [...]

Forecast: Finland’s sawnwood to face falling exports and prices this year due to corona crisis

Demand for sawnwood has recovered since the beginning of the year, but this year Finnish exports will decrease sharply from [...]

Russian plywood squeezing out Indonesian suppliers

Indonesian plywood supply is also reported to be almost back to normal, albeit with freight rates increasing costs. One importer [...]

Steady recovery in European plywood deliveries from China

In terms of plywood supply to Europe the major concern early on in the pandemic was China.     [...]