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Development of China’s wood-based panel sector continues

In 2018 the volume of China’s wood-based panel exports totaled 14.23 million cubic metres, an increase of [...]

US softwood lumber price lost ground

The price of benchmark construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodity Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr [...]

Japan’s consumption of wood pellets is expected to reach 20 million tons by 2030

Japan's hunger for wood pellets seems to be unstoppable at the moment. By 2025, the country's consumption of [...]

Mixed feelings in the European markets for parquet: From slight improvements to decreasing trends

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 2 October 2019 and discussed [...]

Stable softwood lumber production in U.S.; Canadian output drops sharply

U.S. sawmills produced 20.687 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2019 [...]

Swedish foresters to drop timber prices due to slow sawnwood demand and bark beetle calamity

The Swedish forest owners association Mellanskog has announced a decrease in its timber prices.     According to [...]

China: Sharp fall in imports of hardwood lumber balanced more softwood lumber imports

In the first half of 2019, the total import of logs and lumber totaled 485.394 million cubic meters, amounting [...]

US lumber prices back to growth despite low housing starts

North American lumber prices have bounced back but how long will this last? A look at the latest US housing [...]

Vietnam forestry products exports up 18.1% in the first nine months of 2019

Forestry exports were estimated to exceed 7.93 billion USD in the first 9 months of 2019, up 18.1 [...]

Czech forest owners face losses of US$ 1.70 billion due to the bark beetle infestation

Czech forest owners face 40 billion crowns ($1.70 billion) of damage this year from an escalating spread of bark [...]