Archives: November 2020

Brazil: Exports of most wood products rising

    At the beginning of the pandemic there were forecasts of reductions in domestic demand and exports [...]

Hopes that the Biden administration will end the softwood lumber dispute

There's a glimmer of hope the ongoing softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States might come to [...]

Södra sees a increase increase in spruce bark beetle damage

A late summer swarming caused a widespread spruce bark beetle outbreak and Södra now sees a significant increase in [...]
November 23, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Global CLT production expected to double by 2025

CLT has become popular in Europe, Japan, North America and Oceania. The global production of  CLT (cross-laminated timber) in [...]

China extends ban on imports of timber from Australia

China has indefinitely suspended imports of all Victorian timber logs, less than a week after an unofficial ban on Australian [...]

Largest sawmill group in the world buys largest OSB producer

     West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what [...]

Chinese softwood logs and lumber imports update (Sep. 2020)

    Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.6 million m3 at the [...]

North American softwood lumber prices correct further down

North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices did correct down a bit more last week; however, demand remained quite [...]

Timber harvest down in Europe after 6 years

European timber harvests down in 2019 after six years of year-over-year increases - European timber harvests fell slightly in [...]
November 20, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

EUTR and FLEGT to become UK domestic legislation

The Office of Product Safety and Standards has issued guidance staring that from January 1, 2021, Great Britain (England, Scotland [...]