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N. American softwood lumber prices increase by smaller amounts as demand slows

The unprecedented increases in North America construction framing softwood lumber prices seen so far during 2020 slowed somewhat last week [...]

Impact of COVID-19 on the EU tropical wood market varies across member states

The impact of COVID-19 on imports of tropical wood and wood furniture on individual EU27 countries has varied widely [...]

Swedish sawmills take advantage of opportunities in the US market

Danske Bank's head of the forestry and agriculture business area, Johan Freij, summarizes the situation in the timber market [...]

Roundwood prices plummet in Estonia

Under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the price pressure of the bark beetle infestation in Central Europe [...]

Changes to US softwood lumber tariffs could revive many Canadian mills

Changes to softwood tariffs between the United States and Canada could help alleviate the Canada’s lumber shortage.   [...]

Roundwood prices in Finland fall in July

In July, the average stumpage price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 53.5 per cubic meter, and the [...]

Austria: Spruce log prices don’t follow the rising demand

The Austrian economy is slowly recovering from the coronavirus-related lockdown, despite continuing risks due to increasing numbers of infections [...]

N. America: Demand appears to temper as softwood lumber prices continue to rise further

While North American softwood lumber prices continued to climb last week, there was a palpable reduction in the enthusiasm of [...]

Covid-19 downturn in EU27 tropical imports may be less severe than forecast

The downturn in EU imports of wood and wood furniture products during the initial period of the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

N. America: Perfect storm has led to lumber, panel and building materials cost skyrocketing

John Gunkelman is the owner of Fargo’s Dakota Construction and is the immediate past president of the Home Builders [...]