Archives: October 2019

Netherlands’ influence in EU tropical timber trade

The Netherlands has traditionally played an important role as a driver of tropical timber demand in the EU.   [...]

Significant drop in US lumber prices

The price of benchmark construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodity Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr [...]

Challenging market conditions lower profits for Swedish Setra

Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK 95 (287) million for the period January-September [...]

Wood pellet prices reach historic highs in Nordic countries

Nordic pellet prices have reached a fresh record high ahead of the winter demand season, with the supply outlook in [...]

European companies gather to promote timber as replacement of steel and concrete in buildings

Armed with €10m in EU funding, a consortium of 21 European companies and organisations has formed to try and make [...]

Sweden: Slow sawnwood demand and bark beetle infestation cause foresters to drop timber prices

The Swedish forest owners association Mellanskog has announced a decrease in its timber prices.    According to [...]

Softwood lumber production in the U.S. on stable level, while Canadian output declines

U.S. sawmills produced 20.687 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2019 [...]

Parquet markets in Europe report slight recovery, yet with some decreasing trends

    The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 2 [...]

Trump administration postpones tariff hike on Chinese imports

    President Trump said  the government had reach a “phase one” trade agreement with China and won [...]

Czechia expects 30 million m3 of beetle wood from its forests in 2019

In 2019, it is estimated that 30 million cubic meters of beetle wood will be produced in Czech forests. Accordingly [...]