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North American lumber production on a downward trend; Canadian output drops by 10%

U.S. sawmills produced 14.647 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2019 [...]

Cheaper roundwood in Estonia

At a price of EUR 73.84/m3 and EUR 76.54/m3 respectively, pine and spruce sawlogs have decreased [...]

EU imports of tropical sawn hardwood up 14%

Total EU tropical sawn wood imports for January to May were ahead 13.9% on the 2018 figure at 405 [...]

Overview of the Canadian wood pellet industry

  The Canadian wood pellet industry is export-oriented with high production capacity and exports far exceeding domestic demand [...]

Record pellet production in Germany; new plants, expansions and rising wood stocks as main reasons

Due to increasing wood stocks in the German forests, the production of wood pellets has been steadily increasing for years [...]

Finland’s softwood lumber exports move from China to Egypt

Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world increased by 5% in the first five months of 2019. The softwood lumber [...]

China: Wood-based panel prices at a low level in July

At present, the market trend of plywood in China is relatively bleak, and there are very few shipments.   [...]

EU construction market a mixed picture; hardwood sector still strong

According to latest Eurostat figures, building construction contracted by 0.2% in May over April 2019, while civil engineering output [...]

Brexit bites, but EU hardwood buoyed by new marketing moves

While uncertainty surrounding Brexit may be casting a shadow over the UK market the wider EU hardwood sector reports generally [...]