Archives: January 2022

Austria: Wood prices at high levels for the moment

Like other raw materials, the prices for lumber shot up to unprecedented heights last year. It wasn't just finely [...]

Czech wood prices on a roller-coaster ride

    A simple economic reasoning suggests that the prices of wood correspond to its current availability or [...]

U.S. sawmill production fails to meet housing demand for lumber

Insufficient production is causing an unprecedented spike in US lumber prices as sawmill output fails to keep up with consumer [...]

EU plywood market outlook: import prices rise sharply

    In Q1-Q3 2021, plywood import prices in the EU jumped by 26% compared to 2020 [...]

Chinese softwood lumber imports drop 26% in 2021

    China’s imports of softwood lumber in 2021 declined by -26.2% year-over-year to [...]

EU to challenge Russian wood export restrictions at WTO

    The EU is requesting consultations with Russia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning export restrictions [...]

Swedish Setra reports booming sales and profits for Q4/FY 2021

The Swedish wood products company Setra reported an operating profit of SEK 1.6 billion (€154 million) for 2021 - after [...]

Massive investment plans in the France’s wood industry

French President Emmanuel Macron has officially announced a "France 2030 Investment Plan" with a total investment of 30 billion euros [...]

Strike at UPM factories in Finland to be extended

As there seems to be no prospect of rapprochement between UPM and Paperiliitto, the union has announced an extension of [...]

Germany’s timber industry has positive market expectations for 2022

A survey of member companies of the German Timber Trade Federation (GD Holz) paints a rather positive picture of market [...]