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Warning in US against potential “catastrophic” failures of European lumber

The North Carolina Building Code Council warns of potentially “catastrophic” failures caused by European lumber. It remains to be seen [...]

DACH region: Sawmills struggling to get logs; historical price increases

Within the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) softwood lumber prices in June are still on the rise due to [...]

The bubble has burst: US lumber prices are falling fast

US lumber prices are falling back to Earth. Prices have dropped from record highs, spurred by the economic reopening and [...]

France: Supply shortages, wood prices up 50% puts construction industry in difficulty

A timber shortage in France has forced prices up as architects struggle to comply with a new environmental law that [...]

Wood demand could stay strong for the next decade, says US biggest lumber producer

The home-building and renovation boom could keep wood demand strong for the next decade, the biggest U.S. lumber [...]

N. American lumber price rally seems to stall; historically high levels expected through 2022

The unprecedented rally in the lumber market has begun to falter, but industry analysts expect lumber prices to remain at [...]

Wood raw material shortages are widespread in US

More than 90% of US homebuilders report a shortage of lumber, OSB, and appliances.    The National [...]

Swedish sawmills run at high speed on record export prices

In its latest newsletter, Danske Bank has taken a closer look at the Swedish sawmills' corona boom and how long [...]

Has the ‘market tipped’ in US? Lumber prices finally fall

The futures price for lumber peaked in early May. But the "cash" price (the price sawmills charge distributors and wholesalers [...]

Global wood shortage and soaring prices threaten lumber industry in Japan

A global shortage of wood and soaring prices are threatening Japan’s lumber industry and has business operators fearing serious [...]