Archives: March 2021

Moody’s: Most wood product prices to reach peak level in 2021

The outlook for the global forest products industry remains positive, said Moody’s Investors Service.    The [...]

US wood product manufacturers producing at pre-crisis levels

    Despite the many challenges presented by the pandemic, US wood products manufacturers are responding to the [...]

Södra to invest in new CLT facility in Värö, Sweden

Södra is investing in a new facility that will increase the production capacity of timber frames ten-fold.  [...]

North American lumber prices plateau after previous weeks of growth

Potentially signalling a plateau in lumber prices, at least for the time being, benchmark softwood lumber commodity items stayed flat [...]

China: Prices for imported logs rising fast in March

    In the week (March 15-21), China's log import price index maintained a steady upward [...]

Wood raw materials in short supply in Germany

    If the scarcity of raw materials on the German wood market continues, pallet producers and other [...]

EU wood product exporters struggle to respond to UK due diligence requests

    One measure already enforced in the UK is the UK Timber Regulation which imposes legality due [...]

New large wood pellet plant to be built in Russia; production exported to Europe

Russian company LLC Luzales plans a second plant for the production of wood fuel pellets. The plant is being built [...]

Analysis of current timber market prices fluctuations in China

    Many members of China’s timber associations have reported increases in timber prices are of concern [...]

North American lumber prices not expected to drop soon

   Industry experts hopeful prices could begin to decline in second half of 2021   Lumber prices in [...]