US tropical sawn hardwood imports unchanged except for ipe

US imports of temperate and tropical sawn hardwood fell by one third in September from the previous month to 64 [...]

Finland: Softwood sawn timber production up 9.2% to 2.6 million cubic metres in 3Q/2016

    The rate of growth in the production of Finnish softwood sawn timber, pulp and paperboard accelerated [...]

Tropical share of EU plywood market stabilises but at low level

The share of tropical countries in EU plywood imports fell to an all time low of less than 8% in [...]

UK switches to tropical hardwood plywood manufactured in China

Trends in overall EU imports of plywood are also partly dependent on shifting market conditions and preferences in different parts [...]

New Zealand’s prices for timber are set to rise due to recent earthquake

News is emerging that timber harvesting will be affected by the massive earthquake in New Zealand. A magnitude 7.8 [...]

Fiberboard and MDF markets in Russia see increased competition, but lower prices

The Russian fibreboard and MDF/HDF output got to 2.5 million m3 in 2014. The solid fibreboard and thin [...]

US hardwood exports to China keep on increasing

This year continues to be a record year for US hardwood exports to China. The overall Greater China market is [...]

US housing starts jump to post-recession high

US housing starts jumped  25% in October to a post-recession high as volatile apartment construction more than reversed a [...]

US wood pellets exports to the EU countries keep on growing

  US wood pellets exports to the European Union countries were on the increase path during January-August 2016 [...]

German sawmills recover sales in September

Sales of the German sawmills show a slight recovery in September from the holiday month of August. Total turnover in [...]