Archives: January 2019

Lumber market in North America forecast to go up in 2019, along with rise in prices

    Growth in U.S. domestic softwood lumber consumption is expected to continue next year and well [...]

Tropical wood imports in Europe affected by low supplies

Looking at factors behind the sales trends, European importers earlier reported supply issues out of Asia due to an extended [...]

Forecasts for 2019’s wood pellets market

    From a North American producer’s perspective, 2018 was one of the best years in quite [...]

British Columbia lumber market sees great improvement in exports to China

British Columbia lumber producers are getting ready for a rough 2019, considering the concerns over Canada-China trade, the US [...]

Chinese trade tariffs and Brexit effects on the European hardwood market

    Projecting into 2019, importers were concerned at the potential for an increase in market impacts of [...]

IKEA sells a particleboard plant in France

    IKEA Industry AB, part of the Inter Ikea Group, has accepted the takeover offer made at [...]

Increased lumber exports from Brazil boost domestic sawlog prices

    Sawlog prices have increased in the local currency in Brazil in 2018 thanks to higher demand [...]

Lumber prices in the US keep on going down at the beginning of 2019

    US traders welcomed a new year, but failed to discern a clear direction for the market [...]

Outlook of the global lumber markets in 2019

After surviving a global slowdown in 2015, world lumber markets became favourable as a general trend of rising prices took [...]

UAE’s wood products demand forecast to rise sharply due to $2.4 trillion worth of construction projects

The wood industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to boom over the next two years as the [...]