Archives: May 2021

Poland: Roundwood prices are rising at a dizzying pace due to huge exports to China

Huge demand in the USA and China has led to a 30-50 percent increase in raw material prices in [...]

German wood industry is doing mostly well – but price increases are increasingly affecting companies

The current supply and price situation is also an increasing burden for many German industry companies.     [...]

Sales of US lumber down as buyers refuse to pay higher prices

Lumber prices rose yet again for the week ending May 14; however, volumes sold were lower as customers refused to [...]

N. American softwood sawmill capacity at highest levels since Great Recession

North American softwood sawmill capacity increased by 1.4 billion board feet in the last year, according to Forisk. Most [...]

Vietnam’s wood product exports post 50.5% growth in the first four months

The export turnover of Vietnam's wood and wood products hit 4.99 billion USD in the first four months [...]

US lumber companies applaud the doubling of tariffs, homebuilders angry

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it will seek to double tariff rates on most Canadian softwood lumber, angering [...]

EOS reports shortage of sawnwood on the market

When the pandemic first emerged in China in January 2020 and then broke out in Europe and the US a [...]

New Zealand log export prices to China continue to rise in May

Despite a strengthening NZD, the At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for New Zealand exported logs in May increased an average [...]

Russia sets new duties on export of green lumber

From July 1, 2021, Russia introduces new duties on the export of green lumber with a moisture content  exceeding 22 [...]

Finnish lumber in short supply in China due to high prices

According to Chinese importers contacted by Timber Industry News, the supply of Finnish pine lumber in China's domestic market [...]