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American red oak makes inroads into European market

American hardwoods faced a very challenging market conditions that have emerged in the last 18 months.     [...]

US: Slowdown in housing probable, if lumber prices don’t fall

Homebuilder sentiment is at an all-time high, as city-dwellers seek out suburban homes during the coronavirus pandemic. But [...]

Chinese plywood exports fall sharply in value

According to China Customs, plywood exports in the first half of 2020 were 4.778 million cubic metres valued at [...]

UK market for African hardwoods “recovering well” after lockdown

The UK market for sawn hardwood has been recovering well following easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures from June onwards [...]

China imports less softwood logs – but more from Europe

China imported a total of 12% less softwood logs up to the beginning of August, but 117% more timber came [...]

Impact of Covid 19 on US’ forest supply chain

The global forest products industry has been making headlines since the COVID-19 pandemic struck at the beginning of 2020 [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber in September 2020

The tables above contain the latest price data of different imported lumber assortments at several Chinese markets.    [...]

Current trends in the global softwood lumber markets

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its bad consequences on trade, there are more positive signals to notice in the [...]

Sawlog prices down globally in Q2/2020

Sawlog prices fell in most of the major regions of the world in the 2Q/20. A strengthening US dollar [...]