Archives: 2020

China-Europe container rates continue to skyrocket; price pressure in wood industry

The China-Europe container crisis has escalated over the past week, with container prices reaching new highs, while the container [...]

Binderholz Group wins auction of Klausner’s second sawmill in US

The Austrian Binderholz Group, headquartered in Fügen, has purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber Two LLC, headquartered in Enfield [...]

Canada challenges U.S. softwood lumber export duties through WTO

Canada said it will be considering “all of its legal options” to challenge Canadian softwood lumber export duties unveiled by [...]

Sweden’s forest industry doubles exports to the United States

The Swedish forest industry has increased its exports of wood products and pulp so far this year. To the USA [...]

Timber industry in UK warns of continuing shortages

Timber suppliers are warning that shortages are set to continue until next summer and possibly beyond.  Timber users [...]

Ukraine wood export ban found illegal in EU

The final ruling of a dispute settlement panel set up under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement found that the Ukrainian [...]
December 21, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Current export prices for Brazilian tropical logs, sawnwood and plywood

In October 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 32% compared to [...]

Pinnacle to start pellet production at its new facility in High Level, Alberta

Pinnacle Renewable Energy has started initial pellet production at its newly-constructed facility in High Level, Alberta, which is owned [...]

Finnish sawmills perform weak in main markets; softwood lumber exports down 20%

    Finland's softwood lumber exports to the world fell by almost 20% in the first nine [...]
December 18, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Bark beetle infestation at a new record level in Sweden

In total, about eight million cubic meters of spruce forest have been damaged in Sweden, despite the fact that the [...]
December 18, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe