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US softwood lumber production up 4.2% in Jan.-Feb. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first two months of 2020 produced 6.108 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

Germany: Sharp fall in pellet prices in May

The price of wood pellets in Germany fell again in May and is now € 230.22 / t for a 6 [...]

Record pellet production in Spain

Wood pellet production in Spain has increased by 20% in the last year, reaching a record volume of 714,000 [...]

Oversupply causes sharp drop in sawlog prices throughout Europe

Sawlog prices throughout Europe decline in 2019, early 2020 mainly from oversupply, enabling European lumber producers to become more globally [...]

China: Exports of plywood, wooden furniture down by more than 80% in Q1/2020

According to China Customs, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million cubic metres [...]

Austria: Enormous market and timber price pressure due to record amounts of damaged wood

Long-lasting drought, extreme weather events, increasing social demands and difficult market conditions make it difficult for forestry companies in [...]

Södra: Supply and demand fall due to the outbreak of COVID-19; consequences difficult to predict

Despite dramatically changed conditions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, production rates at Södra’s facilities remained [...]

Sharp drop in Chinese tropical log imports

Tropical log imports in the first two months of 2020 amounted 1.30 million cubic metres, down 26% year on [...]

Uncertainty in Malaysia’s wood pellet industry continues, despite lockdown easing

Malaysia's wood pellet sector remains in a state of uncertainty despite an easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the [...]

European timber importers put orders on hold

Accurate estimates of the specific effects on timber trade volumes this year will only become apparent when more countries publish [...]