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Current trends in the European wood-based panel market

The European Panel Federation (EPF) recently held a press conference to share the results of its annual report charting the [...]

Germany: Record softwood lumber production, prices skyrocketed in H1/2021

The mood in the German economy once again improved significantly in the second quarter. The Ifo business climate index rose [...]

New Zealand export log prices to China drop due to increased shipping costs

Prices for New Zealand exports of logs in August dropped around $35 per JAS m3 from July prices, due to [...]

Canadian lumber producers to move more to US South due to high log prices in BC

British Columbia is sharply increasing the cost of logs for lumber producers just as wood products prices slump and Canadian [...]

UK: Severe timber shortage as ‘perfect storm’ brings price hikes and delays

    The Covid crisis, Brexit hurdles and surging construction activity have combined to create a ‘huge’ timber [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for sawnwood imports

According to China Customs in the first half of 2021 sawnwood imports totalled 14.06 million cubic metres valued at [...]

EU countries export less softwood lumber to Japan but at much higher prices

Exports of European softwood lumber to Japan reached in volume 1,110,802 cubic meters in the first half of [...]

Highest EU tropical wood imports since 2012

EU27 imports of tropical wood and wooden furniture started this year slowly in January and February but surged to US [...]