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North American lumber prices are sending a signal we should not ignore

Lumber is a highly illiquid futures market, making trading, investing, and hedging challenging. The lack of volume and open interest [...]

Sweden’s softwood lumber exports to US rise 37% in Jan.-May 2022

Swedish softwood lumber exports volume to the U.S. rose 37% in the first five months of 2022 year-on [...]

European timber trade industry expects a significant slowdown in business momentum in H2/2022

At the General Assembly of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in Amsterdam, the current market situation and prospects for [...]

German hardwood industry worries about the future

Despite the good sales conditions for lumber, the German hardwood industry is looking to the future with concern given the [...]

UK’s demand for softwood likely to slow in Q3 and Q4

Steady demand and increasing operational costs ensured that timber prices and import volumes in UK remained firm in April 2022 [...]

Mounting concern over European wood supply

    After announcing a ban on imports of wood products from Russia and Belarus in April, Estonia [...]

Pellet prices considerably higher in Western Europe on a year ago

Due to the Ukraine war, around 10% of pellets are missing on the world market. This primarily affects power plants [...]

Western Forest Products invests $29 million in its B.C. operations

Western Forest Products has invested approximately $29 million towards its B.C. operations    The investments are [...]