Archives: June 2019

Falling parquet production and consumption in Europe

After three years of moderate growth or stabilisation, and despite a generally good start of the year, the overall consumption [...]

Swedish wood construction – a key point on the agenda at the first UN-Habitat Assembly

Swedish wood construction was a key point on the agenda at the first UN-Habitat Assembly, which focused on innovations [...]

Export prices for New Zealand’s logs start to fall

    Prices for New Zealand domestic log sales in June are mostly unchanged from May as we [...]

Record logging volume in Finland

    78.2 million cubic metres of roundwood was felled in the forests of Finland in 2018 [...]

Wood products trade in China continues to rise

    The total value of China’s wood products trade rose 6% to US$163.5 billion [...]

Closing sawmills in US and falling hardwood prices due to Chinese tariffs

    24% of hardwood produced in the United States is exported to China and 22% is exported [...]

Current trends in Russia’s birch plywood market

Global plywood production has reached a level of about 160 million m3 in the recent years. China accounts for over [...]

West Fraser to close Chasm lumber mill

    West Fraser announced its intention to permanently close its Chasm lumber mill and eliminate the third [...]

More than 600 US companies want to urge Trump to end tariffs of Chinese products

    Companies across a wide array of industries have almost uniformly opposed the Trump administration's plan [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber reaches the second highest level in history

    Global trade of softwood lumber reached 120 million m3 in 2018, the second highest level on [...]